Mate, that's some serious material there - what a 'find'
I do hope you have some success with recovery.
With all that material there will hopefully be some that survive - keep us updated on how they go.
Hi taffyman , Yes kissed by a tooth fairy the day these were removed .They were basically removed from the original post holes they were planted into ,about 650mm round .So really it is a if they were still growing in the large planter bags they were purchased in . The roots on most of the trunks had still confined themselves to the holes they were planted into .The one's that had escaped were new surface roots so a new narebri is already present .
The Cedar is in the same boat, removed as if planted yesterday with a perfectly round rootmass and undamaged .It was removed because 2 were planted and one out grew the other . I must go back and ask the gardener for the name of the elms and to leave a number i case they decide to remove more Maples . Cant see why it would not survive , the reason they were removed is that my apprentices "Yes Skippy and Bambi strike again " must have chewed the trunks as they have a lot of battle scars and some very nice natural Shari .Could also have something to do with the elm leaf beetle to close to the winery . They also had a drip system which was over watering because they were planted in red clay , basically waterlogged however no root rot is present I wasn't aware that Atlas Cedars back bud or re-shoot on old wood ? I was going to bud graft some of the top foliage onto the lower trunk ,however i no nothing at all about grafting only tried layering of deciduous trees which i have success and failures . The top would make a magic Cascade if i new when and how Layering of Cedars is done then i would be a happy camper for another day . I will let the tree settle for a growing season and hopefully learn the facts before i try .
The elms will be trimmed with my new trimmer " The Stihl Mini Boss" just before bud burst is the best time to dramatically carve Elm Trunks so my research tells me , and painted with a white wash or water-based paint . Yes i will keep an update running now that you solved the upload issue ,thanks again. Cheers Alpine