THOSE WERE THE DAYS! OLD PICTURES OF MY CELTIS SINENSIS NAMED “THE LION CRUSHER” (SIGH).

Hi, everybody,

I came across this picture from 1994. It is me repotting (alone) my huge 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 I had to let it go to warmer places, it was struggling to much in my cold climate! Showing this difficult species at the "Ginkgo Award" was a highlight for me and the tree. I still miss the feel off this real tree!
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 a other one. Can you tell why this tree is named "THE LION CRUSHER" ? Yes or no? Look harder!
Here is another one. Can you tell why this tree is named       “THE LION CRUSHER”? Yes or no? Look harder!

Regards,

Hans van Meer.

Info: karamottobonsai@hotmail.com

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3 thoughts on “THOSE WERE THE DAYS! OLD PICTURES OF MY CELTIS SINENSIS NAMED “THE LION CRUSHER” (SIGH).”

  1. well i think the name is caused of the backyard of a lion wich is seeing at the base trunk of your former celtis … It looks in such a way as if the tree swallows a lion in his trunk and one sees only the back of the lion… is this wright ? 😉

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  2. Hello Hans,

    excellent tree indeed.
    Well, for mee it seems that those roots are the legs and back of the lion and the tree is sitting on top him.

    Cheers

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  3. Spot on Dietmar and Pedro! Would you believe that this “LIONS” bottom was even featured on “Dutch” television! 🙂
    Regards,
    Hans van Meer.

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