Monday, February 23, 2009

Big Čajko's carpinus - Extreme yamadori collecting

So, this is Team "Ž" in it's full constitution. And the task is big, if not even bigger than big!!!
Čajko has set eye on enormous Carpinus orientalis that grows almost in pure stone and rock. The terrain is terrible, but...there is greater force than rock and stone :)...The Team is complete and determined. The tree WILL be in Čajko's garden. Today.

Furious face and crazy look, that's what it's needed to be able to take the beast from pure rock. Obviously, Čajko has all qualities.
In Čajko's hands you can see a 1.5 meter chisel for breaking stone and cutting roots. We have several like this one.

Look at the ground. On this picture, first layer of stone is removed so that nebari of the tree can be seen. The tree even sits on a rock. It's a natural root over rock style.
Beautiful terrain for digging trees, don't you think!

We had to use big hammer with 5 kg head to break the rocks around the tree.

After some hours...The Beast is free. Foto cannot show you realistic impression of the tree, nebari...gigantic trunk ...

My friend is happy. That is all what's important.

This task is very hard even for three strong men. This is really extreme yamadori collecting. But we just started the season. So many trees to many rocks to move...we are just catching form :)


  1. great work guys ;-) gratulation for this tree !!!

  2. Yea guys..awesome!!
    see you soon...

  3. That´s really a "fat boy"!!! and what costly work, congratulations to this tree and your perseverance... this one calls a certain yamadori training ;-)!! saludos abana

  4. Did this tree survive? It doesn't look like much of the root ball was excavated, and without any soil intact. I'm curious how it fared now, a year later.

  5. Yes, it survived and grow like crazy. This is quite enough roots for carpinus orientalis to take root in a training pot, and there's no need of any soil on the roots or intact root ball for the tree to be succesfully transplantde to container.
    For more informations or photos contact Chayko here:

  6. bravo moci samo napred,svaka cast

  7. Please post some updated pics of this tree! Very interested to see how it is doing.

  8. You got muscle, guys ... I know, all that ham
    mering makes my face allred;)