Limber Pines (Pinus flexilis):
Fuji20 048ed

Ponderosa Pines (Pinus ponderosa scopulorum):
Galaxy8 403ed

Fuji26 011ed

Lodgepole Pine (Pinus contorta latifolia):


– – Rocky Mountan (Juniperus scopulorum)

– – Common (Juniperus communis)

Spruce and Fir’s:

– – Engelmann Spruce (Picea engelmannii)

– – Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca)

– – Subalpine Fir (Abies lasiocarpa)

Native Deciduous:

— Rocky Mountain Maple (Acer Glabrum)

– – Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides)


7 thoughts on “Gallery

  1. I notice that many of the photo’s are of trees that are growing in rock fissures. Is this common and how are they to collect? I have quite a few in the sierra’s here but I don’t bother cause the root just seems to go and go…

    • Yes this is how we do the majority of our collecting. The roots are already confined in a tight space, sometimes we only have to cut a tap root or two to collect the tree. However the majority are wedged in too tight to safely remove, so we focus on searching for quality material first…then whether it will come out intact. Our main tool is a pry-bar for lifting rocks/slabs to free a root system.

      I’ve noticed that some of the California collectors dig right out of the desert. I imagine it would be much harder to get an intact root pad this way…?

  2. Stunning material. Here, in Slovenia we have some simmilar material (European black pine) growing on Carst rocks. Mostl of them we cannot dig out because the root sistem go direct in the rocks and if you try to dig it, you dont get any capilar roots.

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