Thursday, April 21, 2011

hollow field maple #4 repotted

Field maple, Acer campestre. First image 1996 before collecting. Afterwards the top died and it looked like the tree is worthless. Then I hollowed it. Yesterday Walter, Kolja and Martin repotted the beast. Now in the new pot by Peter Krebs it is easier to handle for me. The tree is made to look it's best in winter silhouette without foliage.


Daniel Kneifel said...

Hallo Mr. Pall,
it is obvious, that you cut away some roots for making the tree suitable to the new pot. That seems to me a little bit disatvantageous. Do you have any plans to work on that cut roots?

Kind regards
Daniel Kneifel

Walter Pall said...

where's the problem? This is prfessional bonsai work. The wounds need absolutely no protection.
I show on my blog hwo things are really done.

Daniel Kneifel said...

Hallo nochmal,
vielleicht wirkte der Komentar auf englisch etwas unpassend. Ich habe auch nichts anzweifeln wollen und hoffe, dass meine Aussage nicht beleidigend war. Ich dachte nur das einige Wurzelenden auf den ersten Blick sehr auffällig, da ziemlich gerade abgeschnitten, sind. Ich hatte die Erwartung, dass dort vielleicht noch etwas geschehen würde.
Oder ist es so, dass sich diese Wurzelenden im Laufe der Zeit verwachsen???
Mit den besten Grüßen
Daniel Kneifel

Sebastijan Sandev said...

Woooow....what an impressive tree. Realy, from an ugly duck to a swan!
Great Walter. As was expected from your genious

Walter Pall said...

Daniel, dies sieht jetzt so frisch aus und stört das Auge. In zwei Jahren sieht man das kaum mehr, wegen Patina und Kallus. Dann wirkt das natürlich.

Don McCarthy said...

The new pot is a great improvement; its a wonderful hulk!

alfredo espino said...

This is a tree that makes me feel the awe and reverence characteristic of the meeting with a very old tree. We all know that beauty stops us on our tracks. I thank you very much for posting so much of your work, i.e., regarding process, development. I learn a lot from seeing the decisions you take (although, unfortunately, I cannot even dream of having someday your carving skills).
Take good care, Master.

Andreas Manessis said...

Just amazing nice ramification how long has it been in trainning paul

Anonymous said...

Hello there, I could really need use your help please, I have a number of roar stock trees of which I wish to turn into a bonsai, I was wondering what if any would be possible before I buy the correct soil, they are a willow, an oak, a lilac, a field maple and some tree with dark red leaves. Please be totally honest, if none of them would become bonsai, I can just plant them in the ground.


Chris Penny

Walter Pall said...

Chris, it's totally impossible to answer such a question. All could become bonsai. You obviously first need to learn bonsai. It takes about five years until you know what you are doing. It is NOT a good idea to start with raw material. You need to read for a few weeks and have a course.
It' like asking to learn how to play a guitar online.