THOSE WERE THE DAYS! OLD PICTURES OF “THE LION CRUSHER” (SIGH).
I came across this picture from 1994. It is me repotting (alone) my hudge Celtis Chinensis. This tree “THE LION CRUSHER” was once a proud part of my growing collection those days. I loved this tree, because it was, a tree! You felt dwarfed when you looked at it from close by. It gave me the feeling that I use to feel when I was a little child, playing under need a big tree in the forest. But after 6 years, I had to let it go to warmer places (Frans), it was struggling too much in my cold climate! Being able to show this difficult species at the “Ginkgo Award” was a highlight for me and the tree. I still miss the feel of this real tree in my small garden!
Here is another one. Can you tell why this tree is named “THE LION CRUSHER”? Yes or no? Look harder!
Hans van Meer.