Shelagh
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Snapped branch

I have a chinese elm which I love and cherish, but I'm no expert on shaping and pruning. To my heartbreak, my son got hold of my shears and took off a branch and the tree has lost its balance. After a few tears, I put the branch in some soil and perlite in the hope it might root. I don't know what I should do with the tree. Should I take out the opposite branch? It will be more balanced but it will be top heavy. Or should I wait and see if the stub gets shoots? I live in England and keep the tree indoors most of the time. I'll try and put some pictures up of before and after.
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Re: Snapped branch

Shelagh,

Hello and welcome. Styling questions are subjective and not all see things the same way. Remember that it's a lot easier to cut a branch off than to regrow one. When in doubt wait, you can always cut it later.

Shelagh
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Re: Snapped branch

Thank you! That's what I'll do.

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