These are European spruces (Picea abies)which we collected in May of 2006. They have many strong new buds and seem to be ready for further development. Every single one is more or less worthles just by itlself. Even as stand-alone literati they are not much. But as a bundle they can be most outstanding. 29 pieces of all sizes was what I starte dout with. They come in sizes from 15 cm to 70 cm. I then searched for the ones with similar characteristics and put these toghether. The trees were bound like a flower bouquet would be. This is very much like ikebana anyway. Now they can grow for tow years and then will be stlyed finally.