Tuesday, April 10, 2007

new Scots pine

At the place of Uli Ernst I found this Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) and now it is in my garden. The first thing I did was to take it out of the huge container in which it had been since five years. The round drum pot is much closer to a final pot. Now I will leave it alone for a year and style it in 2008 if it looks happy then.
One thing we can learn from this: buy a tree as long as it is in the ground or in a big container. You may find a wonderful hidden nebari and the value rises.


Nils said...

Hi Walter

What is the price range for such rawmaterial in Europe?
I was thinking of both the pine and the hawthorn.

Walter Pall said...

This is pretty good mterial for European standards. You have to understand that one just cannot see the full quality and size on these photographs.
Anyway, they cost around 1,500 which is a bit more than 2,000 US$.

Nils said...

Thank you for the quick response.

I follow your blog almost every day and enjoy the pictures very much.
You have addressed you soil/substrate recipe and the photo technique which I found very informative.
I am hoping you could write about your naturalistic approach. It is often discussed on the forums, but it would be very informative to have one article explaining the philosophy as it seams to be many misunderstandings regarding it.

Best regards

Chappy56 said...

Walter I just collected my first Scot's pines.Any advise on overwintering them?

Walter Pall said...


keep them a bit on the warm side. meaning to give them much more protection than an established tree wold get. Do absolutely nothing to them fro the next twelve months other than watering and feeding. If you live in a mild climate you should feed the trees still. Best is liquid fertilizer as used for normal plants in double or triple the suggested solution.

200xth said...

In case you want to see any updates on the tree(s) above since this blog entry, here are the links to each tree(s):

1) Scots Pine #5