Friday, July 11, 2008

spruce number 42

This is a European spruce (Norway spruce), Picea abies. It is over 100 years old, collected in Austria in 2002. I got it in fall of 2005. The first two images show the tree as I got it with Jim Doyle at my home. We planted it into this round Chinese pot and then I let it grow for two years. Today it was styled for the first time. This is cerainly not finished. I prefer to style stage wise. Now we have a rough sketch. This will be left alone for a few months. Then it will be refined. Choose your own best front.