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2011 Sichote-Alin Mts. Expedition RUS

mesterhazypinetum
November 17, 2011

My dear friend, Vladimir Valenta of Cesko went this September back to the Russian Far East for broom hunting. The coastal range at the Japan Sea was the area he visited, the Sichote-Alin Mountains.

He got beautiful shots of Picea jezoensis and Pinus koraiensis.

Enjoy the photos from the wild nature.

I enclose Lada's original gallery for further nice photos.

(How to capture salmons, etc.)

https://www.dropbox.com/gallery/49816281/1/Rusko%202011?h=e6344a

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Picea jezoensis Chreben Valenta photo

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Picea jezoensis Meteor Valenta photo

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Picea jezoensis Meteor Valenta photo

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Picea jezoensis Meteor Valenta photo

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Picea jezoensis Metlovod Valenta photo

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Picea jezoensis Pohled Valenta photo

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Picea jezoensis Pramen Valenta photo

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Picea jezoensis Sasa Hexe Valenta photo

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Picea jezoensis Sasa Hexe Valenta photo

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Picea jezoensis Tereza Valenta photo

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Picea jezoensis Ternej Valenta photo

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Picea jezoensis Ternej Valenta photo

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Picea jezoensis Ternej Valenta photo

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Picea jezoensis Uz je pozde Valenta photo

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Picea jezoensis Valenta Star Valenta photo

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Picea jezoensis Zapovednik Valenta photo

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Picea jezoensis Zdenek Jukl Valenta photo

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Picea jezoensis Zdenek Jukl Valenta photo

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Pinus koraiensis Deja Vu Valenta photo

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Pinus koraiensis Hvezda Valenta photo

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Pinus koraiensis Hvezda vychodu Valenta photo

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Pinus koraiensis Nesbirano Valenta photo

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Pinus koraiensis Non Plus Ultra Valenta photo

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Pinus koraiensis Renata Valenta photo

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Pinus koraiensis Renata Valenta photo

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Pinus koraiensis Renata Valenta photo

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Lada & the Japan Sea

Lada & Zsolt

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Here is a link that might be useful: Valenta Expedition in the Russian Far East 2011

Comments (4)

  • hermi-of-iowa

    Thank you Zsolt for posting Lada's pictures of this trip by Vladimir Valenta and crew. It is good to see so many good Picea jezoensis brooms. Much more interesting than seeing another Picea abies broom.
    And then one of my favorite plants--Pinus koraiensis. And so many brooms!! That is great. Can't wait to see posts of the grafted plants in years to come.
    Thanks to all,
    Dennis

  • clement_2006

    Yes, super, super, super.

    Clement

  • mesterhazypinetum

    You are right, Dennis,

    some european breeder say, that they would like to collect brooms of more rare specieses then Picea abies (over 2000 selections).

    In the Sichote-Alin Lada found over 100 brooms, but only 20 came home with the airplane. He took with only the most nice brooms.

    My favourite american spruce is the Picea sitchensis. It has so few known selections, that I liked to see much more of it. Maybe younger american rangers could organize some tours to collect some.

    Zsolt

  • gardener365

    Yes, I see these photos earlier from Vladimir and are great for the Picea jezoensis and of course the Pinus koreana.

    Dax

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