A brief story of the Danish Oak

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A brief story of the Danish Oak

Post  Tony on Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:36 pm

Collected in the North Jutland, Denmark in 1999 during an event the Jorgen Skammeritz organized where I was one of the demonstrators. The first picture is Me, Mike Sullivan (UK) and Jorgen, just after the tree was dug from the ground, the water in the background is the sea!

Here is the Oak in its first box… this is a BIG tree, over 1 meter (36”) in Girth, planted in a nice open soil mix and left for three years until my return in 2002.

This is the tree after 3 years, as you can see it has thrived, the tree is very healthy… but it was still in Aahus, Denmark. I live in the North of England.

The only way forward was to remove the tree from the box, it has a lot of fine roots…. Very healthy, even though it was in full leaf… it was OK to move.

The rootball was wrapped in bubble wrap and tied very well with string.

The tree traveled in its own seat on the plane… good old British Airways, I let it sit next to the window because it had never flown before, here I am leaving the plane in Manchester.

The tree started to grow very well but it was really just a large lump of wood

Jump forward five years since the tree arrive in the UK and I have hollowed the trunk to create taper and interest

And here is the tree potted in a fine Derek Aspinal pot. The branches are styled as an oak should be, trying to mimic an oak in nature. Ramification will take years and years and years… but I can wait. Hoped you liked the story.

Tony Tickle.. "that's not your real name is it?"

‎"Study me as much as you like, you will never know me, for I differ a hundred ways from what you see me to be. Put yourself behind my eyes, and see me as I see myself, for I have chosen to dwell in a place you cannot see." — Rumi

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Re: A brief story of the Danish Oak

Post  luciano benyakob on Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:17 am

Fantastic tree, work and story!
Shabat Shalom, Luciano.

luciano benyakob

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Post  Joe Hatfield on Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:16 am

I enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing. It seems to be worth the time and efforts.

Joe Hatfield

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Re: A brief story of the Danish Oak

Post  Paul Landis on Sat Feb 28, 2009 8:13 pm

Great story and tree!!! Can't wait to see update pix!!!

Paul Landis

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