Tuesday, January 7, 2014

European beech #4

European beech, Fagus sylvatica, collected in Germany in 1996, pot by Milan Klika.

Google is ruining the quality of my images. Sorry.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad this tree didn't get sold or traded! I have always loved it and really enjoy seeing updates on it. Beautiful specimen Walter! -jeremy

Walter Pall said...

Jeremy,

I actually took off the price tag. I will keep it for myself. I had underestimated this tree. When I showed it on facebook it goot hundreds of likes, much more than some trees that I thought are really high class. People seem to really like it. Anther thing is the good size. I can easily carry it with two hands. It would fit in most gardens. So if this should ever be for sale again it will be easy.

Thomas Urban said...

Hello Mr. Pall,

If I cut a Beech back hard (on the trunk itself) to a point where there are no active buds, will it shoot out new buds? The one I dug out last year grew wonderfully through the summer and I let it grow without cutting and fertilized it heavily. It is too tall and I would like to shorten it right before spring but I am not sure that it will make new shoots?
I hope you are enjoying the recent change in weather and that you are enjoying what finally seems like winter.

Thomas from Brno.

Walter Pall said...

Thomas, no problem. Cut back and it will throw new shoots if it was healthy last season.
good luck WP

Thomas Urban said...

Thank you for your quick reply. What would be the best time to do this? Just like with a re-pot; right as the buds swell? Or now while it's dormant?

Thomas

Walter Pall said...

Any time you have a pair of scissors in your hand.

Thomas Urban said...

Hello again Walter,

The trunk is now chopped to a point where it won't need chopping anymore and there are no buds present. Since I found it last year, dug it up and let it grow freely all summer long, can I re-pot it to a small container to remove the rest of the clay that I was worried about removing due to insufficient roots? Or is this just too much too soon? If it is possible do I wait until I see buds coming out or re-pot when other beech in the area start growing?
Thank you!

Thomas

Walter Pall said...

Thomas, this is not the place to discuss this. Public bonsai forums are there for this purpose. sorry.
WP