Tuesday, July 31, 2012

European spruce #9

This tree already has had  quite an career. It was shown on several very important exhibits and got a lot of attention. It won several awards. See first image as of 2009.

Then last year in 2011 it was exhibited at the BMW-World for a few weeks. When it cam back I made the mistake to place it in full sun as always. It got sun-burned severely, which I had not expected on a conifer. Anyway, it lost more then 80 % of the foliage and about 40 % of important branches. For a while I was afraid that the tree was done.

Well, see third image as of May 2012. It had a lot very healthy new growth, but looked desolate.

Now I decided that the tree was healthy enough and ready for a total refurbishing. After this one can say that the sunburn was a lucky episode and it will shine again. Or so I hope.


5 comments:

marcus watts said...

Hi,
was the tree indoors at the BMW world for a few weeks ?

thanks, Marcus

Walter Pall said...

Marcus,
sure it was inside, but with very good light. Fifty trees survived this well.

tim said...

Walter , the sunburn,is it the needles turn brown , as mine has odd ones but they haven't caused any branch loss or significant foliage loss !

Xavier de Lapeyre said...

Impressive tree Walter,

I get the feeling the ramifications are too dense in the last images.

The 4th image from the bottom looks more balanced to my eye.

Cheers
X

Walter Pall said...

Xavier,

that's the optical illusion of black vs. white background. The very same tree appears much denser against a black background. This is why I use both versions.
In reality the tree is too sparse if anything.