Friday, May 20, 2011

Mugo pine #45 on it's way

Mugo pine, Pinus mugo, collected in 2009 in the Alps. This tree is quite healthy. It looked interesting, but the trunk line appeared somewhat awkward with this strange bud-like looking bulge in a right angle in the middle. Also the nebari was somewhat strange and did not look right. Well, Walter under my close guidance worked on the tree for two days. The result was not totally unexpected. This one will go into my collection. This tree was for sale for a while. You missed your chance, it is not anymore.

Now we will leave the tree alone for one or better two years. In summer of 2013 the main branches will be wired and placed into position. This will be a challenge again. Then the tree will be left alone again for a year. In summer of 2014 all smaller branches will be wired. In spring of 2015 it may then go into a reasonable bonsai pot, possible into the final one. The root ball is quite flat and this will not cause any problems. In 2021 it may appear on a major exhibit.
Or so we think.