Thursday, April 7, 2011

Woodstock IV, day 2, first half

On the second day the big thing was the giant Rocky Mountain Juniper, Juniperus scopulorum. It is clearly over 2000 years old. (Before now some smart folks again mention that this just cannot be, believe me, we know what we are talking about here. It is NOT so extraordinary for a juniper to be that old)

Anyway, the object was to learn hands on how to bring a tree to a further stage after the first five years after collecting.

Some students in between continued to practice on smaller junipers.


Anonymous said...

For out belief to be stronger, we would need some kind of proof. Did you count the rings?

Walter Pall said...
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Walter Pall said...

This is about the twentieth time this subject is discussed here and elsewhere on the net. Many cuttings were made of similar material and show a pattern of 150 to 200 years for one inch of diameter when trees come from high altitudes and harsh conditions. 14 inches diameter makes 2,000 years a quite conservative estimate.