The winter flowerbuds of my dwarf weeping elm are all the more exciting for being so close at hand: the tree's entire canopy is still just three feet top to bottom. No such luck with the golden Scots elm. Free-range, it could reach one hundred feet—but even when pollarded, as below, new stems can lengthen to ten feet their very first season. Plus, they grow upward from the six-foot trunk, not outward or downward.
Short of a jet pack, any buds and flowers would be out of reach—and out of view—as completely as if they'd been at the top of the free-ranger. What to do?