Friday, December 20, 2013

oriental hornbeam #38

Oriental hornbeam, Carpinus orientalis, collected in Croatia in 2012. This will be part of my collection, it is quite promising in my eyes.





 

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Impressive muscular beast!

B

Sebastijan Sandev said...

Quite promising? This is a bomb! This is nuclear :)
Fantastic tree

Anonymous said...

Walter,

Are these hornbeams high elevation trees or closer to sea level where they are collected. Not that actual age is particularly important, but what is the estimated age range for these large-trunked specimens you are acquiring. 50? 100? or are these slow growers that are hundreds of years old. I'm just curious and unfamiliar. I do find it interesting how quickly a believable branch structure is formed.
Thanks -Brian

Walter Pall said...

Brian,

they come from an elvation of 100 to 300 meters. While it is not so far from the caostline the climate is harsher than one would think. They must be between 40 and 100 years old. They are bitten by sheep for decades.

Anonymous said...

What is most impressive to me and mostly foreign is the fact that these images show almost no roots. It seems like they can be dug up as a stump, no roots, and still survive. How perfect for Yamadori… I have never seen anything like this.

Gerald