Friday, April 30, 2010

can one bend a VERY thick trunk on an old Scots pine?

Tis is a Scotspine, Pinus sylvestris which was collected in Scandinavia in 2008. I got it in fall of 2009 and just stored it over winter. Today I tried to bend the trunk a bit and found that it was possible to get bent much more than one would have ever imagined. I din nothing to the trunk like carving, hollowing etc., just brutal bending. The tree is very old and the trunk is about 10 cm thick, 4 ". I will keep the bending tool on it for a while and turn it a bit more every day. We'll see how far i dare to go. Then the trunk will be fixed with wire an left alone for a couple of years.

Prunus number 3

Wild cherry, Prunus mahaleb, collected in Italy in 2004, styled by WP since 2005, pot China (there will be a better one soon).
Five years of work. It was well worth it.

update on the wild cherry with lots of deadwood

Wild cherry, Prunus mahaleb, coming very nicely.

two maples

Trident maple, Acer burgerianum
Japanese maple, Acer palmatum

Thursday, April 29, 2010

two French maples potted

Both are collected French mapels, Acer monspessulanum

Lena takes off wire

Lena is taking wire off a mugo pine.

small trees for sale or trade

Like this it looks in most corners of my garden. As one can see these are all small to very small collected trees well established. They are all for sale or trade.