Friday, October 22, 2010

oak and wild cherry

European oak, Quercus robur, wild cherry. Prunus cerasifera

5 comments:

puersbonsai said...

wonderful example, sorry to be so far to one day make a change for a ullastre, a greeting from mallorca

Al Polito said...

Gorgeous trees. Do you use wood hardener on oaks and maples with hollow trunks? Or do you stick with lime sulfur? Thanks...

Walter Pall said...

Wood hardener only. Lime sulphur makes trees ugly.

Anonymous said...

prunus cerasifera can be indeed wild cherry, but not in mainpart europe. It is only endemic from about Balkan region to middle-east. The 'most common' mainland european 'prunus' species are prunus avium, prunus padus, prunus spinosa.

Walter Pall said...

So when I say 'wild cherry' do you think I am saying it comes from Central Europe? The term 'wild cherry' means that it is not a garden form but the original species. It can come from a nursery or from the wild. This one comes from the wild in Central Europe, in Germany. There are indeed areas where this grows wild just ad Prunus mahaleb, which is becoming a local species. Originally both come from the Balkan and Asia.