Friday, July 17, 2009

mugo #8 light at the end of the tunnel

This is one of the best trees that I ever found. I spotted it in summer of 2001 and came back in spring of 2002 to collect it. It was not so easy to get it back to the car. The whole thing looked so chaotic that my assistant at that point in time mentioned that he would not have collected this crap. Well, I said that this would become one of the best pines around. It took quite a while and some imagination. I had the vision right away and now, eight years later it is visible that it will come true. The last image is a virtual: new front, new pot, crown slightly edited. but this should be possible within the next two years. The whole tree, Pinus mugo, is 70 cm high, around 150 years old.

























10 comments:

johnson said...

reminds me of a ballet dancer in a one leg extension. how gracefully rough nature can be..

Don McCarthy said...

You are a real artist!

Merlin said...

truly skill is required to train and kind of tree, but it takes a true artist to see what the tree once was and how it could become. Bravo!

Anonymous said...

Dear Walter!

I have one question considering needles plucking at pinus mugo. How do you make this - by scisors or by finger tips? What would you recommend? Thank you in advance.
Andelko

Walter Pall said...

I pluck with my fingers, all pines, always.

WP

Sebastijan Sandev said...

Outstanding tree! Fantastic.
Speachless.

Anonymous said...

hy,

when you pluck scotspine you has to look after buds between two needles. With your fingers you´ll pluck them too. With scisors you cut only needles. After one or two weeks the remaining ones (of the cutted) will fall.

Walter Pall said...

Only if you have two left hands.

WP

joseph said...

In the view where the large deadwood branch goes to the left it reminds me of a Nick Lenz Larch entitled 'Downhill Skier'.

Wolfgang said...

For sure: it´s one of your best mugos, Walter!
Great development!
Greetings! Wolfgang