Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Austrian black pine in development - part 2

In fall of 2005 it looked healtyh enough to start first major styling. The tree looks somewaht like a plucked chicken as we say. This is normal for an Asutrian black pine. Similar to ponderosa pines they look quite pathetic after first styling usually. But see what happened later!

1) after first styling in fall fo 2005
2) and 3) October 2007

In the future I hope for more backbudding to be able to shorten the long branches considerably.


Lance Reed said...

Hi Walter, I really like this tree, it has a beautifull shape and the texture on the bark is eye catching, take care, Lance

achim said...

walter, in this pot the tree looks awesome.
exactly my cup of tea...:)

Aaron said...

I would have to disagree. My opinion is that the pot is too soft and fair for such a hardened tree...

In comparing the second and third pics, I much prefer the view in the second pic... I think the rightward movement of the branches and the slightly off-center position of the apex do a much better job of balancing the heavily leftward moving "elbow-like" portion of the trunk.

Walter, this is a beautiful and challenging piece of material, and I am sure it will be splendid after a few more years in your care.


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) European Black Pine #4