Tuesday, September 9, 2008

in spruce paradise

The European spruce (Norway spruce) is by far the most common tree in Europe. Every other tree is a spruce. So they are everywher. One would think that it should be easy to find good material. But the contrary is true. It is extremely difficult. And then even if you find one it will probaly die on you. What I am showing her is uniqe. The spurce are sitting on pure granite which was formed by glaciers. There is very little soil on top. So they have quite flat rootballs. And one can get them off the rocks easily with a good root ball. The survival rate is very high on these. Now is an excellent time to collet them. These are not yet world class material. But I am going to find it!

1 comment:

Rune Kyrdalen said...

Hi Walter. There must be a lot of rain in your collecting area since the spruces can grow in the shallow soil on top of the granite like this. I wish they grew like this in Norway!
Good luck hunting for a masterpiece!