Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Spruce yamadori progress story

This Spruce (Picea abies) was collected in 2012 and since than each year a small step towards the final image was done. In the next stage of development some detailed refinement is the main goal.

Spruce yamadori 2012 after collection

Spruce yamadori 2013 before the first styling
Spruce yamadori 2013 after the first styling
Spruce yamadori 2014 
Spruce yamadori 2015

3 comments:

Roland Petek said...

Thank you Ellen.
I'm glad you like it.

Anonymous said...

Hi. Nice tree When did you collect the tree? I have two trees that I have prepared for collection (Black spruce). Need to decide on the best time of year to harvest them. I think I will be able to get most of the roots up. I'm in Maritime Canada Phil

Roland Petek said...

Hi Phil. Thank you. I collected this tree in the mountains at an altitude of 1.500m and I did it in spring when the buds on the Spruce started to open. But I also collected some other spruces in the same area in autumn and the result was also good. This variety of spruce (Picea abies) is not problematic for collecting. The most important thing is that you get a good root ball and usually with spruces this is not a problem, I plant all my collected spruces in Pomice with a little bit of Perlite. Unfortunately I don't have experience with Black Spruce.

Regards, roland