In episode 02 we are going in the mountain and we hunt, find & Collect a pine tree Yamadori (Pinus brutia) for bonsai!
Check out here the update of this pine tree: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiIMc38S2Qw
Pinus brutia, the Turkish pine, is a pine native to the eastern Mediterranean region. The bulk of its range is in Turkey, but it also extends to the East Aegean Islands of Aegean Sea, the Crimea, Iran, Georgia, Azerbaijan, northern Iraq, western Syria, Israel, Lebanon, and Cyprus. It generally occurs at low altitudes, mostly from sea level to 600 metres (2,000 ft), up to 1,200 metres (3,900 ft) in the south of its range.
Pinus brutia is a medium-size tree, reaching 20–35 metres (66–115 ft) tall and with a trunk diameter of up to 1 metre (3.3 ft), exceptionally 2 metres (6.6 ft). The bark is orange-red, thick and deeply fissured at the base of the trunk, and thin and flaky in the upper crown. The leaves (needles) are in pairs, slender, mostly 10–16 cm long, bright green to slightly yellowish green.
Pinus brutia, Turkish pine, is closely related to Aleppo pine, Canary Island pine and Maritime pine, which all share many features with it. Some authors have treated it as a subspecies of Aleppo pine, but it is usually regarded as a distinct species.
Pinus brutia is a popular ornamental tree, extensively planted in parks and gardens in hot dry areas (such as southern California, Arizona, southern Nevada and west and central Texas in the United States), where its considerable heat and drought tolerance is highly valued. The subspecies eldarica is the most drought tolerant form, used in Afghanistan, Iran and more recently in Arizona, California, and Texas. In the United States Pinus brutia subsp. eldarica is referred to as "Eldarica pine", "Afghan pine" or "Mondell pine".
Formal upright, Informal Upright, Slanting, Cascade, Semi-cascade, Literate, Rock-over-root, Clasped-to-rock, Twin-trunk, Clump, Group planting, Saikei
Full Sun to Partial Shade, protect from frost in cooler months.
Prefers a dryish soil, water regularly but only when the soil surface has dried out. Never allow the soil to dry out completely. Misting is appreciated spring and autumn.
Very Acidic - 5.3 to 6.0, Slightly Acidic - 6.1 to 6.9, Neutral - 7.0, Slightly Alkaline - 7.1 to 7.5, Very Alkaline - 7.6 to 8.2
Loam - good mixture of clay - silt - sand particles - organic matter and moisture., Sand - large rounded particles, fast draining, few nutrients, quick to dry
Moist - Damp soil, Dry - Water very sparingly
Origins & Spread:
Mediterranean, Southern Europe, West Asia
Very Large - over 65 feet
Species Growth Rate:
Moderate to Fast - 24 to 36 inches per year
Very Long - greater than 150 years
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