Sunday, February 22, 2009

Carpinus orientalis yamadori V

This is one new Carpinus orientalis. It grows on a flat rock and all roots grow on the surface of the rock down towards the ground and in the soil. That makes the nebari very interesting. Although, nebari is one sided but it's very flat. So, in the future, the tree can be planted lieing down on the ground with that side that has no nebari. Or a rock can be put where there is no nebari. From the front view, the surface roots are beautiful and spectacular.
The tree on a flat rock.
The tree lifted from the ground. All the roots grow in one direction...down the rock face. There were two big roots from the back side of the rock, and when that roots were cut off, the tree was free.
On this picture you can see a dense mat of roots wich were growing in a very flat space on the rock surface, almost like a bonsai pot. You can also see the cuts of two big roots that were growing on the back side of the stone.

This tree was not so heavy. And the car is near... :)


  1. you must be very lucky to have such aerea for yamadori such enormous trees ... i like it very much ... especially here the carpinus orientalis is not growing in such enormous beautiness.

  2. well, there are many location with just average material and it is not so easy to find really good locations! I guess we've been just lucky :)