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Organic (Urban) Conifering Intro 2

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10 years ago

2009 Cemetery of Pecs, Hungary


Introduction to the Organic (Urban) Conifering 2

Meanwhile editing the Conifer Treasury 3.0 in 2009, I found more and more datas about finding new conifer selections in american cemeteries. A really strange idea, why are breeders disturbing the peace there? After a while I separated some cemetery finds with photos. Breeders found there brooms and compact growing conifers.

That time I lived in a conifer photo fog of 12000 collected pieces. I told myself, this is a good opportunity to recognize any different conifers, and tried the teoretic skills in the practice. The Christmas day in 2009 was very good in Pecs, Hungary, where they have a 150 acre cemetery, full of aged conifers. Most of them were planted by family members, mainly of seed. Very few nursery matter was recognizeble there. In this sense the cemetery area works like a wild forest.

In two hours I found more than 30 coloured sports, compact or giant habit trees, giant dwarfs and any mixtures of these. After a while it was clear, the finds are much more as with the usual practice available selections. The old plants were shown not usual habit, they are impossible to select in seedbeds or by any usual selecting methods. In many cases after 20-40 years take forms their sightly real outlook.

I think this was a turning point in the new concept: I have to examine aged plants, and select among them by habit, colour, form, which are important in the recognizing. I was speaking about my finding with Hodi Toth, Jozsef, Father of the Semidesert Conifering. Finally we started to discover the eastern suburbs of Budapest, Hungary. We found week to week incredible quantities of never seen aged plants.

I also informed Nate Cassell and Dax Herbst about the new situation. Nate made an experimental discovery in Colorado to give me a control about my ideas. He found some incredible old beauties in cemeteries and in the neighbouring forests with his �new eye". Having seen his shots, it was clear for me, that the Organic Conifering is born, and works.

In 2011 I tried to describe the substance of the Organic Conifering.

I asked about my friend Dax, who informed me.

�Good start on the text and photos of Urban Conifering 1.

Randy (Dykstra) and Chub (Harper) - (also Dave Horst / Charlie Hunter) all were friends and as natural broom & conifer hunting started in Cemeteries. While visiting Randy Dykstra in Iowa this summer, late summer he told me that Chub and he went to every cemetery on a map for years and years until they visited them all. Of course this was Iowa and Illinois mainly.

How they did the mapping was as this. They called the city (mayor office) and asked for city maps which included all the cemeteries within a city. Then they would go to the city and visit the cemetery. So yes they planned."

Some weeks ago Dennis Hermsen informed me, that he also found a nice Colorado fir broom in a cemetery.

I guess that the grounds of the Organic Conifering has been started about the 80�s in american cemeteries in a planned way, I followed them in 2009 with the test of the cemetery of Pecs, Hungary, and finally we turned to the examinations and selections of aged plants. We have a very characteristic series of aged Picea pungens seedlings, which start to turn down after 15-25 years, and later form a columnar habit � meanwhile pendulous.

I invite you all to an introduction journey to the Organic Conifering.

Feel free to join with unusual finds!

Zsolt

conifertreasury.org

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Abies pinsapo MPH Janus Pannonius

Silvery giant dwarf globe

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Abies pinsapo MPH Janus Pannonius conifertreasury.org photo

Abies pinsapo MPH Tudor

A compact dwarf type deep green plant, 3 meters in 40 years.


Abies pinsapo �MPH Tudor� conifertreasury.org photo

Abies concolor MPH Hordo conifertreasury.org photo

A dense upright blue dick clon, grows as usual


Abies concolor MPH Hordo conifertreasury.org photo

Calocedrus decurrens MPH Aranyos Citromle

A goldi-lemon sport, grows as usual


Calocedrus decurrens MPH Aranyos Citromle conifertreasury.org photo

Cedrus libani MPH Szent Erzsebet conifertreasury.org photo

Bright goldhaired princess in winter.


Cedrus libani MPH Szent Erzsebet conifertreasury.org photo

Cedrus libani MPH Szent Laszlo conifertreasury.org photo

A compactous dense cedar in bright silvery shine, just like a hero king.


Cedrus libani MPH Szent Laszlo conifertreasury.org photo

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana MPH Ezusthaju Nagyanyo

A dense, broad silvery clon, grows slowly


Chamaecyparis lawsoniana MPH Ezusthaju Nagyanyo conifertreasury.org photo

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana MPH Kincsestar

Bright gold winter gold sport, grows as usual


Chamaecyparis lawsoniana MPH Kincsestar conifertreasury.org photo

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana MPH Malom

Great conical habit, grey-silvery sport of an old Chamaecyparis lawsoniana Triomp van Boskoop


Chamaecyparis lawsoniana MPH Malom conifertreasury.org photo

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana MPH Misina

Gold-tipped green semidwarf selection for small gardens. 3 meters in 30 years.


Chamaecyparis lawsoniana MPH Misina conifertreasury.org photo


Chamaecyparis lawsoniana MPH Misina conifertreasury.org photo

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana MPH Thokoly

Blue column with lemonade on the tops, looks like bicolor


Chamaecyparis lawsoniana MPH Thokoly conifertreasury.org photo

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana MPH Zsolnay Eozin

An intensive greeny-lemonade sport of a young Chamaecyparis lawsoniana �Columnaris Glauca�, grows to a conical column.


Chamaecyparis lawsoniana MPH Zsolnay Eozin conifertreasury.org photo

Cupressocyparis leylandii x MPH Aranka

Bright gold wintergold sports, grows as usual

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Cupressocyparis leylandii x MPH Aranka conifertreasury.org photo

Cupressus arizonica MPH Bajuszkiraly

An irregular upright bluish plant, picturesque habit


Cupressus arizonica MPH Bajuszkiraly conifertreasury.org photo

Cupressus arizonica MPH Kekszakal

A narrow, dense blue sport, grows slowly


Cupressus arizonica MPH Kekszakal conifertreasury.org photo

Cupressus sempervirens MPH Orseg

A very narrow, dense darkgreen seedling, grows slowly


Cupressus sempervirens MPH Orseg conifertreasury.org photo

Juniperus chinensis MPH Citromparna

A juvenile goldie-lemon sport on a Juniperus chinensis

Pfitzeriana with nice fresh colour. Found in a Budapest cemetery, Hungary


Juniperus chinensis �MPH Citromparna� conifertreasury.org photo

Juniperus chinensis MPH Aranyoska & MPH Meregzold


Juniperus chinensis MPH Aranyoska & MPH Meregzold conifertreasury.org photo

Juniperus sabina MPH Mecseki Citromle

Bright gold also in winter, grows as usual


Juniperus sabina MPH Mecseki Citromle conifertreasury.org photo

Picea abies MPH Kiskaracsony

A compact green semidwarf, a nice garden Christmas tree.


Picea abies MPH Kiskaracsony conifertreasury.org photo

Picea pungens MPH Bujtor Pici

Broad, bright blue big spruce, needs place.

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Picea pungens MPH Bujtor Pici conifertreasury.org photo

Picea pungens MPH Kekfesto

We thought earlier, nothing could be so blue, like this tree.


Picea pungens MPH Kekfesto conifertreasury.org photo

Picea pungens MPH Kiskegyed

A blue dwarf conical giant. 2 meters in 30 years.

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Picea pungens MPH Kiskegyed conifertreasury.org photo

Pinus nigra MPH Duci & MPH Vastag

Slow growing dark green broad column, with some stomack


Pinus nigra MPH Duci & MPH Vastag conifertreasury.org photo

Platycladus orientalis MPH Hungaria

A mushroom-like dwarf green eastern arborvitae


Platycladus orientalis MPH Hungaria conifertreasury.org photo

Platycladus orientalis MPH Mirandolina

Bright bronze gold also in winter, a dense dwarf

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Platycladus orientalis MPH Mirandolina conifertreasury.org photo

Platycladus orientalis MPH Rezes

Early copper-bronze coloured conical selection, wild found in a Budapest cemetery, Hungary.


Platycladus orientalis MPH Rezes conifertreasury.org photo

Thuja occidentalis MPH Citromsalata

Creamy bright winter colour leaved columnar type, sport of a Thuja occidentalis Smaragd.


Thuja occidentalis MPH Citromsalata conifertreasury.org photo

Thuja occidentalis MPH Pepi

Medium size green-blueish column

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Thuja occidentalis MPH Pepi conifertreasury.org photo

Thuja plicata MPH Kormoci Arany

Bright gold also in winter, grows as usual


Thuja plicata MPH Kormoci Arany conifertreasury.org photo

Thuja plicata MPH Mezes

Medium gold sport also in winter, grows slowly, 2 m in 10 years


Thuja plicata MPH Mezes conifertreasury.org photo

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