Friday, July 8, 2011

Scots pine #18

Scots pine, Pinus sylvestris, collected in summer of 2009 in Norway. This kind of shape is made by moose who step through the bogs like elephants. Thank you moose! less than tow years after collection the tree looks quite healthy. So we brought it to the next level. Walter and Kolja did the main work on the deadwood. Now the tree will rest for at least a year. Then the crown will be styled. In spring of 2013 or 2014 it will go into a rustic round container. I will report.


Anonymous said...

"Collected in summer..." Is that the best time to collect these types of pine (or re-pot for example?)?

Walter Pall said...

In Scandinavia they are collected in June, July and August. More south this would be deadly. We collect them in April to beginning og May. Repotting I would not do here in summer, only in spring and if absolutely necessary beginning of September. In Scandinavia they might repot in summer, I don't know.