Tree identification

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  1. zoeyjade

    zoeyjade Member

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    Hi There
    Could you please identify this tree. I moved in last winter so I don't know if it was healthy last summer but within the last 2 weeks the leaves have turned brown. The trunk is about 4 to 5 feet high with this big huge bulb for lack of a better word at the top of the trunk. I thought it was called an umbrella tree but I know now that it isn't.
    Thank you
     

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  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Weeping Wych Elm Ulmus glabra 'Camperdownii'.

    Not sure what the problem is, maybe a fungal disease, though not Dutch Elm Disease.
     
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    Its a very old Ulmus glabra 'Camperdownii' . I am not sure what is wrong with it . Is it planted in the ground >?
     
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    Hard to tell from the picture but it looks like it could be planted too deep
     
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    togata57 Contributor 10 Years

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    If the octagonal enclosure in which the tree lives is, in effect, a large planter---perhaps the tree's roots are constricted.

    And what is up with the 'bulb' at the top of the trunk? Is this the result of being pollarded, or what?
     
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    Thank you to all for your replies. Now that I know what kind of tree it is I can deal with the problem at hand.
    Again thanks
     
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