Thursday, September 17, 2009

European spruce #55

This is the mother tree of the Mother of all Spruce Forests.
Philipp styled this one in June without help. He was not even 15 years old then.






14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mother of all Spruce Forests? Hm. This is a very bold statement. Or do you mean, perhaps, Mother of all "my" Spruce Forests?

Walter Pall said...

Oh sure, I mean 'my'

WP

Don McCarthy said...

From what I've seen so far I dare say "Mother of all Spruce Forests" is bold but not inaccurate.

Walter Pall said...

OK,

can we agree on 'the forest that has the ambition to eventually become the Mother of all Spruce Forests in the Western World'?

WP

AJ said...

Very nice. May i ask how long it has been living in that large container before any styling was done to it?

Walter Pall said...

AJ,

it went into captivity about 5 years ago.

WP

AJ said...

Is that your BIOTREECLEANER that is being applied? If so do you wait until styling for that application or do you apply to collected material long before you stlye?

Also, migh you send me some if i mail you payment and i promise not to drink it..??

Walter Pall said...

AJ,

yes, this is BIOTREECLEANER painted on with a broad brush and without protection., all over everything. It is called 'bio' because it is not really harmful to living needles or foliage. But is sure kills moss and algae and somehow eats dirt.
I apply this whenever I have a tree on my bench.
At the moment I m very hesitant to send the stuff. After all it is an acid and has to be packed very well. And then I don't see what is going to happen with it. I am thinking of finding an outlet.
Sorry; the recipe is secret.

WP

AJ said...

Well I seem to recall reading that you are (or were) a sucessful businessman before you got into bonsai. I'm sure you will analyze the risks and make a wise decision. Best of luck to you and your secret recipe and thanks as always for your consideration of my ametuer posts!
-AJ

Anonymous said...

Not to be disrespectful because I greatly admire your artistry with trees but I wish to ask a question.

Why does it seem the bonsai trees are becoming larger and larger?

Are quality shohin yamadori over harvested and there are few or none to be found?

I quite enjoy the beauty of a smaller tree. When a tree becomes almost too large to lift for one person is it still a bonsai?

Respectfully,

Kevin Gardinner

Anonymous said...

Would you seperate the trees when you repot or try to keep them together

johnson said...

nice choices for A.O.B. awards. To bad the spruce landscape isnt ready...

Walter Pall said...

Kevin,

the tree is NORMAL size for professionals. it is 80 cm high. Philipp is a kid!!! Trees re not getting bigger, many of the famous trees are that size and always have been. Maybe it gives you a better feeling to hear that I have more than 100 shohin size trees and want to increase this collection in the future.

WP

Walter Pall said...

anonymus,

the trees will not be repotted in the next twenty years. This is Ok with collected conifers.
After that time the whole forest might get rebuilt.

WP