Tuesday, September 1, 2009

new material

At the Late summer meeting often folks bring some trees for me. This time two wild cherries, Prunus mahaleb and one oriental hornbeam, Carpinus orientalis, found their way into my garden. All trees are collected, full of character and loads of potential. I now leave them alone and will start playing next summer.










7 comments:

Paul Landis said...

Wow...very nice...they will be great trees!!!

Don McCarthy said...

Fantastic trees! Its interesting but I always find it easier to spot the potential in broadleaf trees than conifers.

AJ said...

Walter, do you work with Douglas Firs? How do you feel about their needs and growth habits with regards to their use in bonsai? -thanks

Walter Pall said...

AJ,

I don't have a Douglas fir. I know of very good ones in America, collected ones. They can be outstanding bonsai material. I wonder why they are not used really.

WP

Dre Cast said...

A lot of people don't collect wild trees here in the usa because of our wildlife regulations and restrictions, however we can acquire permits but its only the real enthusiast who go out and collect and their is not a lot of real enthusiast so better for us.This species is on the rise.

dre cast

Anonymous said...

Walter,
I know you said that you don't have any Fir, but can you comment at all from experience prior, or conversations, friends, etc., about their care? backbudding, etc.?

Walter Pall said...

I now have to do wiht quite a few Douglas fir at Nature's Way Nursery. The care is just liek any other regular conifer.
WP