Thursday, September 13, 2012

Rocky Mountain Juniper #5

Rocky Mountain Juniper, Juniperus scopulorum, collected in South Dakota in 2000, pot by Peter Krebs. This is the second major styling. The last image is a virtual - I have extended the left side a bit. This should be easy within the next two years.


Unknown said...

How much foliage did you remove?
Assume no worries about how little left??

Walter Pall said...

I did not remove much. it only looks like it because the foliage is ordered now.

Unknown said...

Any general guidelines as to just "how much" foliage you would remove on an initial styling of RMJ ? (assuming VERY good/strong root system below, and at least a few years after being collected)
Thank You,

Walter Pall said...

Well, be careful about not removing too much foliage on junipers. On pines you can remove much more if the roots are OK.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful tree.

Curious about something - you have a number of American trees in your collection, including some ponderosa pines. Are you still able to import material from the U.S. or has it become very difficult to impossible these days?

Walter Pall said...

There was a tine when I had the opportunity to import legally a few trees. Nowadays it is totally impossible. Too bad, but there is no legal way to import conifers and most broadleaved trees from America into Europe.