Wednesday, October 1, 2008

collecting #6

This European spruce, Picea abies is world class material in my eyes. If you don't see it, I don't blame you. This will become a fabulous twin trunk. You will have to give me at least ten to fifteen years to prove it. Well, I have to make sure that I have enough trees to work on as I get older.


Anonymous said...

how is this tree doing?

Walter Pall said...

It's in good shape. Will take a few more years to start styling.

João Santos said...

Hi Walter,
I see that you leave all those brown bottom branches after colect. Aren't them dead? Or do they get green ramification?

João Santos

Walter Pall said...

Sure they are dead. So what? Styling of this tree will start in about three to five years. In the meanwhile it first of all has to survive. So I put it in my field and don't touch it for the next three years. Why bother and work on it now?

Jerry said...

I thought I read that you generally bare-root newly collected material.
- Can you confirm that Walter?
- When you plant out in the field, do you still do that?
- Do you use inorganic substrate around the tree roots when planted out in the fields or just "soil"?


Walter Pall said...


I now don't bareroote when collecting.
I don't plant out in the field anymore. Everything goes right into the smallest possible container. I use inorganic substrate and some organic matter that does not decompose easily, like peat or small bark particles or coconut particles.