The chinese elm is taking small but constant steps forward in its development.
I am pleased with the trunk development and wound healing. The focus lies on the thickening and development of the lower branches and the top. The crown needs to be established and extended especially on the left side when seen from the possible front, as it is also depicted in the pictures. The method of choice is to let lower shoots grow longer before cutback in comparison to the upper branches which are ramified alot more already and might need a more significant cutback this fall.