Saturday, June 15, 2013

European spruce #30

European spruce, Picea abies.


7 comments:

Sue said...

That little tree is so pretty.

Marc said...

Hmmmm...isn't that jinn top to long? It's kind of distracting.

Prakti said...

The jin even shorter will make the tree look ordenary like the specimen you can see so often. I think it fits good, if anyone asking. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Walter,
Who is the maker of this pot? It's fantastic... along with the tree of course! Also, how long has this spruce been in bonsai culture? It looks extremely healthy.

Thanks,
Brian

Walter Pall said...

Brian,

the pot is by Josef Mayrihofer from Austria.
The spruce is in captivity since 1994 when I found it in the high mountains of south Tyrol in Italy.

Anonymous said...

Would you please share your technique to prepare and treat the jin on spruce? (sanded? lime sulfur?) thanks

Walter Pall said...

Jins on a spruce are prepared like all jins. No sanding, just pulling off the bark and then working with all sorts o tools to get some fine structure into the smooth surface. Then NOTHING for a couple of years. After one or two years often using fire and then a strong steel brush to get natural looking surface Then the deadwood has nice natural looking patina. To keep this one can use wood hardener and afterwards lime sulphur; or lime sulphur right away.