Trees from the National Collection

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I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to visit the National Arboretum back in June of this year. Although I have visited the National Arboretum on many occasions in the past, the weather would always seem to get in the way. Fortunately, during this visit in June the weather co-operated and provided me with a great opportunity to photograph many of the trees.

So, as a Holiday treat I will begin posting my photos today. For those of you stuck under the thumb of old man winter, I hope these pictures brighten up your day.

I will post them a few at a time and I hope you all will join in with some discussion on any that you find interesting.

Happy Holidays,
Paul
 

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Thanks for posting Paul. Can't wait to see the rest.

To me, the Corkbark doesn't look very happy or too well cared for. Maybe that's just the way they are. The White Pine looks great!

Merry Christmas.

Bob.
 

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To me, the Corkbark doesn't look very happy or too well cared for. Maybe that's just the way they are.
Bob,

I have no experience with this particular species of pine. However, it is my understanding that they are not the strongest of trees and most of the ones I have seen look a bit scrawny.

Here are a few more photos:

Cheers,
Paul
 

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The pomegranite is a powerful looking tree. It's a bit too stylized for my taste, but the trunk is impressive.
Barry,

Your right on the money, the trunk is what makes this tree.

For those that don't recognized it, this is the pomegranate that John Naka featured in his two books.

Below are a few more photos.

Regards.
Paul
 

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Thanks Paul, having not ever seen these trees in person, it's wonderful to see different, and new pictures of them as they change over the years.
Mike
 

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That toringo crab apple is an incredible tree. I believe I have a picture of it from this fall loaded with small crab apples - I'll see if I can find it.
 

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I wonder if the trees are their original donation pots?
 

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That toringo crab apple is an incredible tree. I believe I have a picture of it from this fall loaded with small crab apples - I'll see if I can find it.
Absolutely, this is a great tree.

Please feel free to add you picture in if you can find it.

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Paul
 

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I wonder if the trees are their original donation pots?
Bob,

I've had this same thought with some of these trees. Personally, I'm not that impressed with a number of the pots selected to show case these trees.

Cheers,
Paul
 

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You think the original pots went walkabout?

It wouldn't be the first time parts of national collections went astray.

The plants look okay.
 

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You think the original pots went walkabout?

It wouldn't be the first time parts of national collections went astray.

The plants look okay.
Klytus,

Good question, I guess one way to determine this would be to check archival photos of these trees when they were first donated.

Cheers,
Paul

Here is today's installment for your viewing pleasure:
 

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Barry,

Your right on the money, the trunk is what makes this tree.

For those that don't recognized it, this is the pomegranate that John Naka featured in his two books.

Below are a few more photos.

Regards.
Paul
Mr Yamaki's White Pine has a pretty cool story behind it too.
Hiroshima Survivor
 
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