Sunday, August 23, 2009

European black pine #4

First image August 2008
Then today.
One can see the progress and the effect of my new BIOTREECLEANER.



10 comments:

Dan said...

Walter, I am sorry if I missed an earlier reference to BIOTREECLEANER. I can't find any. What is it?

Walter Pall said...

BIOTREECLEANER is a new procuct that I have developed. You apply it with a thick brush onto the whole tree including all deadwood, bark, branches, even little branches. It will do very little to no harm if some gets onto needles or foliage. It kills all algae, moss, it desinfects everything, it kills critters like aphids and scale and it seems to kill fungus. It takes off all old dirt. Black andn grey trunks become brown, deadwood looks like real wood and not painted like with lime sulphur. I am still in the trial phase. A few bottels will be available in a week at my Late Summer Meeting.

WP

Anonymous said...

Walter,

This is a very interesting development of BIOTREECLEANER...hopefully you will write a short article on this new product, and share some more of your results using it.

Anonymous said...

Hello Walter,

I'm pretty sure that this product will have success and it seems to be quite effective in the cleaning process, but it seems that the tree becomes a little bit younger after application.

In other hand, well, when we apply any clean product to a surface, this surface seems to be newer. :)

Personally I think that first photos with a more dark color gives the idea of an older tree.

The younger brown color of the tree after application is very persistent in terms of time?

Regards

Walter Pall said...

The bark will get darker again after a few months. It is posible to take a lighter solution and then only algae and moss will disappear.

WP

Ana said...

Is the treatment meant mainly for aesthetic / presentation purposes?

And since it came to bark: is there anything done for ageing bonsai bark? [daring to ask inasmuch as some human treatments do cause pervasive bark scarring on trees where old-looking bark is anything but desirable...]

Walter Pall said...

Ana,

this is done for primarily aesthetic reasons but also to kill critters, fungi and sterilize the bark for quite a while. Some will not like the 'brand-new' appearance. Well, don't worry, do nothing for a year and it will be dark again.
The City of Paris cleaned all old buildings twenty years ago and they looked new again and much better.

WP

Ana said...

No worries here: I can't find any reason not to like both 'looks' - age seems to show just as well without grime on trees as on Notre Dame de Paris ... [not that the cleaning didn't ruffle a few odd sensibilities back when it started]

Don McCarthy said...

Walter, if the cleaner proves to be popular will you sell it over the internet -- or in some other way to those of us who havn't the good fortune to attend one of your demonstrations

Walter Pall said...

Don,

maybe

WP