Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The cork bark oak catastrophy

Cork bark oak, Quercus suber.
first iamge last summer. In October I had the tree in the greenhose. Over night we had just a bit of frost and I assumed tha the oak could stnad this easily. Well, apparnetly it did not. Good news: we got incredibly strong new growth and can build a new crown within the next five years.

one year ago
today






10 comments:

Martin said...

Hello Mr Pall, its a pitty with the oak, what are your plans with it now? Do you want to bring it back to the similar look of what it was before or do you want to change it? Have a nice day.
Martin Krivosik (hopefully see you in Wiena)

Walter Pall said...

Martin,

I treat this oak as if it were raw material again. Probaly a quite similar crown will evolve.

Walter

Thomas Urban said...

Hi Mr. Pall,

I just acquired a new Cork Bark it came from Spain about a month ago and it looks healthy. As usually it is in poor growing conditions, root bound as well. Should I re-pot or style? I have read they prefer re-potting now during active growth? What would you recommend?

Thank you,

Thomas

Walter Pall said...

Thomas, I would first repot to gain health and then style.

Thomas Urban said...

Can it be done now?

Thomas

Walter Pall said...

Thomas,
I really don't know enough about this species. I would ask some Spanish or Portuguese friends. On any international bonsai frurm this could be asked.

Walter Pall said...

Thomas,
I really don't know enough about this species. I would ask some Spanish or Portuguese friends. On any international bonsai frurm this could be asked.

Thomas Urban said...

Okay, Thank you for taking the time to reply. I really appreciate it.

Kind Regards

Thomas Urban said...

Hi Mr. Pall,

Could you please show an update of this tree? Mine grew fantastic and quite vigorously this summmer.

Kind Regards,

Thomas

Walter Pall said...

Thomas, I don't have it anymore since quite a while. Sorry