Mountain Hemlock (Tsuga mertensiana)
99cm (45") /
This tree was collected in the Cascade Mountains at about 3800 ft. last fall. Typically my collected trees would not be touched for at least a year or two but this one was hastily planted in unsifted lava (a mistake). It should possibly be repotted before summer hits.
This tree was collected for its interesting trunk movement, it’s low branching, it’s taper, and it’s accesability. While a good portion of it’s root system was severed the remaining portion has some fibrous roots and was relatively flat. Concerns with this material are that it lacks branching on nearly one whole side. It is also newly collected and styling will have to be done slowly and with care. The very straight top will need to be addressed.