Sunday, July 27, 2008

the saga of mugo pine nr. 19 #3

In September 2006 the pine found it's way into my garden. Jim Doyle and I studied it for quite a while. What a monster! What a difficult tree! After long deliberation it was decided to aim for an upright position. This meant to have most roots in the air, but on the back. We decided that It cold be done if we protected the roots well. Only in the upright position all the violent deadwood could be appreciated. We planted it into a plastic tub which somehow has the shape of a bonsai container. The aim was to stabilize it in there and to not have to do too much to the root ball from then on.

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