Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mugo pine #33

Mugo pine, Pinus mugo, collected in Switzerland in 1990. It was styled in the 1990ies as bonsai and then somehow was neglected. I got it in March of 2008 and decided right away to bring the top of the crown much closer to the trunk to get rid or this long straight part of the trunk. But first the tree had to regain health. It was taken out of soil which was not optimal and together with Lena was planted into a new pot in a better position to show the nebari. Two years later I cut a groove into the trunk and bent it down. This week it seemed healthy enough to do major styling. First all old needles were plucked, the crown edited considerably by cutting off branches. Then the deadwood got another serious redesign. The tree was wired and shaped and now it looks like it has a splendid future. The wire will stay on tow to three years.






































5 comments:

Sebastian H. said...

Nice development and good job! Greetings from Saarland.
Sebastian

Anonymous said...

Hi Walter,

I already should know better as I follow your blog for some years now...
It´s unbelieavable: when I look at your trees in the first images they seem very "handy" and kind of small. Bu then watching the pictures with you besides them I realize that this is not quite the truth as most of them are suprisingly big.
Very nice tree this one. Congrat´s to the work done.

Nelson

Walter Pall said...

I don't show picutres with myself besides tree out of pure vanity. Regardless what many are thinking, more than 95 % of the time I am alone in my garden. The only person to show next to a tree is me.

Chris Glanton said...

Walter, wonderful work. How did you fill in that large relief cut to prevent disease?

Walter Pall said...

I did not fill anyting. Ther is no need for protection. The tree will not have problems. It is a common misconception to judge from us onto trees. They don't die if thedy decay in the core. It is state of the art nowadys to do absolutely NOTHING.