Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The legendary hornbeam massacre number 1

Oriental hornbeam, Carpinus orientalis, collected in 2009.
at the International Bonsai Academy.

















































8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Legendary? What makes it legendary?

Walter Pall said...

How many hornbeams of this quality and size have you styled in one day?

Anonymous said...

None. But that still leaves us with the question of what makes it legendary.

Walter Pall said...

History will tell.

Justin Rotert said...

Discard the jealousy of Mr.Anonymous, Congrats Mr. Pall very nice, but I do have a question: what kind of wood preserver will you use on the cut, what color is it? thanks.

Walter Pall said...

I don't use any wood preservation at all at this point. The woood will get a nice patina within one year It will look greyish/blackish. It will slightly rot during the next years. After five years or so I will brush it heftily with an aggressive steel brush and the structrue will come out. After it looks natural in about ten to fifteen years one can apply wood hardener. If all these wounds became deep holes one day It wuold look spooky and quite cool I think.
Trees DO NOT DIE when the core gets hollow. Trees DO NOT mind if wounds rot. Google 'Shigo'.

Andrija Zokic said...

Very exciting process and result!

Justin Rotert said...

Thank you Mr.Pall I really appreciate how you are a great bonsai master and still you are a down to earth guy.