Sunday, July 27, 2008

the saga of mugo pine nr. 19 #4

In summer of 2001 Peter Thali found this pine which later was known as "tornado" in the Swiss Alps. He collected it in spring of 2002. The tree was sitting on a huge granite block on the side. Wonderful spiraling deadwood close to the roots and quite vigorous growth . But all the green was just way too far from the deadwood. The foliage grew very well and it looked quite fit in summer of 2005 already. The tree must be well over 200 years old and the trunk was quite thick. This is impossible to bend. or is it?

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