Tuesday, June 30, 2009

one more literati Scots pine refined

Now I start to be really happy about this one.

Scots pine, Pinus sylvestris, 100 cm high. around 100 years old, collected in Sweden in 2001, pot by Derek Aspinall








6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Walter,

Your tree is like this one :

http://www.edgbonsai-fr.com/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=110&topic=14041.0

But you're is more attractive. I like this tree.
Hope to see his development.

Greatings.
St├ęphane

Ana said...

Where does the biologic trunk begin on this tree? It's current shape reminds more of roots drilling down between carst, exposed by rock weathering.

Walter Pall said...

Ana,

biologic trunk? Well, it begins right at the nebari. The nebari is not good on this tree, but this is unfortunately teh norm with Scots pines which are collected. The other literati has great nebari.
Roots drilling down between carst. interesting concept.

WP

Ana said...

Oops for the obscure question: I asked about the 'biological trunk' because its start is not terribly obvious on some very contorted trees - like this one, grown in tight spots. It took a botanist to come up with this story of growth - all I could see was these unlikely snaky trees grown between crumbly mountain rock and a question mark. The story goes: in time, the substrate weathers off the main root which starts to look much like a continuation of the trunk with spectacularly improbable contortions. Ultimately, the grain of the wood should tell where 'trunk' starts, but it was anything but obvious through heavily weathered bark, and terribly counter-intuitive to 'see' inches of tree at the end of a foot worth of root shaped like scrap metal.
Since the original posts says that the three was collected, I guessed it could have grown in similar conditions to what I am trying to describe.

Walter Pall said...

Ana,

the tree grew in a bog, in a swamp in Sweden. you can see the original tree in the bog here:
http://walter-pall.de/pinesscots_pine_nr__1.jpg.dir/index.html

WP

Manuel said...

Very, very nice...