Thursday, October 28, 2010

new European black pines for sale or trade

All collected European black pines, Pinus nigra austrica. All well established, ready to work on immediately.

larch glory

Two mature collected larch bonsai, Larix decidua.

hornbeam forest

every year this huge forest seems to be problematic for overwintering. It must have winter protection and go into the greenhouse. Every year it proves to not be a problem really. It takes two grown up men and the thing goes into the greenhouse without problems. The last image is with the new pot that I will get in January. The re-potting into this one will take place by end of March. We are all looking forward to this.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

beech glory

Collected European beech, Fagus sylvatica

hawthorn number 7 coming nicely

European hawthorn, Crataegus monogyna, collected in Germany.
first images march 2008. In three vegetation periods the tree has developed nicely. For a hawthorn, at least. Next year I might plant it into a better container in a more suitable position. It still has about five years to go to look impressive.
The images with the nice pot are virtuals, of course.

linden, hornbeam and mulberry

Linden, Tilia platiphyllos
European hornbeam, Carpinus betulus
White mulberry, Morus alba

maple glory again

first steps on new black pine #4

some more pictures taken with full sun.
Milking fat over the area where the bark broke open because of ruthless bending. this is the stuff that farmers put onto the tits of the cows. Very cheap!
Walter did some cosmetic on a stump up on the trunk.
then we carried the tree to the are where it will stay for about ten months or more.
If it looks happy by late summer next year we could start styling the crown.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

first steps on new black pine #3

Next steps:

- decision about either lowest branches only or whole crown made. Both possible, but whole present crown preferable. Only it is too far to the side and not in the center
- strong bending of top of crown towards the desired position. Some risk was taken. Bark broke open on the outside of the bend. This could cause death of crown. Wound will be treated with milking fat. If the top dies then plan B - no big deal.
- the tree was tilted then to a better position. The last one is probably the best front. The trunk line is great, the deadwood looks like it was always like this and the nebari is quite wide, some thick surface roots are visible.

Now the tree will get a bit of winter protection and will not be touched until late summer 2011. Then we'll see and report.