Sunday, September 9, 2007

The new literati spruce - part 5

Finsihed for the time being. Pick your favorite front. I believe that with trees like this it is my obligation to offer several fronts for the viewer. I have a favorite one but you may have a different one. The tree must look credible from all sides. And, yes, it should look like a natural tree and not like a bonsai.

European spruce, Picea abies, collected in Switzerland, 60 cm high, around 100 years old, training pot






7 comments:

achim said...

walter, this will definitely be a very good one. what happened to the root ? did you cut it off or just bend it?

Walter Pall said...

Achim,

the root was about 4 cm thick. I cut it off and took the risk.

greetings
Walter

Anonymous said...

Walter,

The 5th picture down is my favorite "front." However, there appears to be a flat cut from removing the old trunk line. What are your plans for this part of the tree in the future?

-jeremy

Walter Pall said...

Jeremy,

this is also my pesonal favorite. There is no flat cut. It only looks so on the picture. The deadwood will get a patina within the next five years and will look most natural. I may also work with fire to imporove it. But to use fire with a spruce is very dangerous. I have caused some harm myself on spruce with fire before.

Bogdan Costin said...

The third picture is also great looking! Keep up the good work!

Bogdan.

Aleksa (Montenegrian boy) said...

I think that it looks interesting on the fourth picture. Unusual...

Anonymous said...

Tip-Top,the fifth is for me also the best,perhaps i must see it in nature