2011 Sichote-Alin Mts. Expedition RUS

mesterhazypinetum(6)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


Picea jezoensis Chreben Valenta photo


Picea jezoensis Meteor Valenta photo


Picea jezoensis Meteor Valenta photo


Picea jezoensis Meteor Valenta photo


Picea jezoensis Meteor Valenta photo


Picea jezoensis Metlovod Valenta photo


Picea jezoensis Pohled Valenta photo


Picea jezoensis Pramen Valenta photo


Picea jezoensis Sasa Hexe Valenta photo


Picea jezoensis Sasa Hexe Valenta photo


Picea jezoensis Tereza Valenta photo


Picea jezoensis Ternej Valenta photo


Picea jezoensis Ternej Valenta photo


Picea jezoensis Ternej Valenta photo


Picea jezoensis Uz je pozde Valenta photo

Picea jezoensis Valenta Star Valenta photo

Picea jezoensis Zapovednik Valenta photo

Picea jezoensis Zdenek Jukl Valenta photo

Picea jezoensis Zdenek Jukl Valenta photo

Pinus koraiensis Deja Vu Valenta photo

Pinus koraiensis Hvezda Valenta photo

Pinus koraiensis Hvezda vychodu Valenta photo

Pinus koraiensis Nesbirano Valenta photo

Pinus koraiensis Non Plus Ultra Valenta photo

Pinus koraiensis Renata Valenta photo

Pinus koraiensis Renata Valenta photo

Pinus koraiensis Renata Valenta photo

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

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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

    Bookmark   November 18, 2011 at 9:04AM
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clement_2006

Yes, super, super, super.

Clement

    Bookmark   November 18, 2011 at 11:34AM
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mesterhazypinetum(6)

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

    Bookmark   November 18, 2011 at 8:05PM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

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

Dax

    Bookmark   November 19, 2011 at 5:39PM
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