Walter Pall's main blog about bonsai and his work with trees from day to day. Lots of good pictures of good trees and lots of valuable information about bonsai.
Hi Walter,So this question concerns the time of year for collecting these trees: obviously you are confident that this is a good enough time for collecting, although it is midsummer. I understand that the climate in mountainous areas can be markedly different then the climate just a thousand meters below... so can you collect these junipers all year round? Or is this sort of early fall in the alps?ThanksAaron
Aaron,sure I have given this a lot of thought. Juniperus sabina is the only tree that can be collected right now. Now is the best survial rate. It is better than May, June and September. I would not recommend at all to collect any other months. This is very strange, but now these junipers have a growing period in around 1000 to 1500 meters elevation. In my garden (700 meters) they had the growing period during July.Anyway, I am not doing this for the first time. Don't try with any other tree!greetingsWalter
Some news about this yamadori ?
Maercio,good news is that it is still alive. Such trees are stored in a half shady place and never moved. If it will be alive in late summer this year I might start to clean it. But normally such a tree rests for several years. Unfortuantely the death rate with sabina junipers is very high in general.Walter
The question came up whether this illegal. Sure it is illegal if you do it without a permit. It is not a problem to get a permit from the farmers who own this hill jointly. The sabina junipers are toxic for the cows and so they hate them.
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