Friday, March 27, 2009

oak forest

European oak, Querus robur, from raft created by tanks on a military training ground. Third image from 1998.


Bandi said...

Hello Walter,

I know this might be a little bit off topic. But since the oak group is collected from nature i thought i'd ask you. After collecting a tree, do you work on it in the following days, or do you just let it stay for a year without touching it? I've recently brought home a hornbeam and i don't know if i can wire it already...or should i just let it accommodate?


Walter Pall said...


after such a tree is collected you can cut it back but NOT wire. You have to leave the tree alone for SEVERAl years befORe seRious styling can begin. Most amateurs kill their collected trees that way.


Bandi said...

I understand. Thanks for the advice.