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The Turrach Expedition 6 2011

mesterhazypinetum
December 5, 2011

This time the Broom Company went to Sabathy area.

Two weeks ago I thought, that Fall is slowly over in the Alps, winter is coming and everybody goes to a long winter sleep. Nature thought it different, Europe is dried out, no rain and no snow, and the brooms are waiting for new happenings.

A new Pinus cembra broom was found by Miroslav Komarek in Sabathy AUT. But how?


Pinus cembra Maty Zdenek Novak photo


Pinus cembra Maty Zdenek Novak photo


Pinus cembra Maty Zdenek Novak photo

Lada Krejci 72 is explaining what on the tree


Pinus cembra Maty Zdenek Novak photo


Pinus cembra Maty Zdenek Novak photo

Zdenek Novak with the new broom


Pinus cembra Maty Zdenek Novak photo

Franz Etzelstorfer & Zdenek Novak with the trophea


Pinus cembra Maty Zdenek Novak photo

After the first success the Company went back to old historical brooms to cut new scions from them.

The first was the Granitzen of Franz Etzelstorfer in 1998.


Pinus cembra Granitzen Zdenek Novak photo

Granitzen became a classical and gigantic mother broom in the last 13 years.

The second one was the Pinus cembra Elfie of Franz Pirklhuber in 1997.

Great times, and the senior guys are climbing at 72 and 77 better like before. The Professore told me, just wait as the young guys from the overseas will make big eyes having seen this photos...


Pinus cembra Elfi Zdenek Novak photo


Pinus cembra Elfi Zdenek Novak photo

Franz Pirklhuber, 77, cutting a piece of the broom.


Pinus cembra Elfi Zdenek Novak photo


Pinus cembra Elfi Zdenek Novak photo


Franz Etzelstorfer on Sabathy top Austria Zdenek Novak photo

Rustic cembra ruines, like in Colorado.


Zsolt

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Comments (11)

  • whaas_5a

    How did you get out of the gallery section?

    Cool photos by the way.

  • gardener365

    Yes the professor is correct.

    Congratulations to the broom team. Awesome job!

    Dax

  • ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

    absolutely fantastic ...

    though i question their sanity.. lol ...

    ken

  • dcsteg

    Where are the safety belts? Definitely something I would not want to die for.

    Great post...thanks for the effort.

    Dave

  • greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

    Great stuff!

    Josh

  • tunilla

    Pine nuts, broom nuts...it's nice to grow old and have a passion for trees! Best wishes to you guys! T.

  • ladylotus

    Hard to believe this is coming from a girl...but why the heck would they not use a shotgun to shoot pieces of the broom down rather than precariously teeter on the branches. oi oi oi ... they look old enough to know better also.

    Wish that was my job. ha ha

  • gardener365

    At least he has going for himself that he's sawing off the limb on the side opposite the trunk.

    Dax

  • sluice

    The Sabathy reminds me of certain places in the Colorado high country. Thanks very much for this tour. Any idea what other conifers (abies, pinus, picea, etc) may be found growing near the Cembra pines?

    Congrats to the Broom Company!

  • mesterhazypinetum

    Nate,
    We are above 1500 meters. Generally Larix decidua mixed with less Picea abies and Pinus cembra. Cembras have no closed forests, just by one or in smaller groups. In windshadow there is more chance for cembras to reach an age of some hundred years. Pinus mugo and uncinata closes a bit higher.
    Amazing mountains, just like in Colorado.
    Zsolt

  • severnside

    I thought Lada in pic #3 was in great distress until I read he is simply giving a lecture in situ.

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