Circus Tree: Six individual sycamore trees were shaped, bent, and braided to form this.
how the hell do you bend and braid a tree
Actually pretty easy. Trees don’t reject tissue from other trees in the same family. You bend the tree to another tree when it is a sapling, scrape off the bark on both trees where they touch, add some damp sphagnum moss around them to keep everything slightly moist and bind them together.
Then wait a few years- The trees will have grown together.
You can use a similar technique to graft a lemon branch or a lime branch or even both- onto an orange tree and have one tree that has all three fruits.
As a biologist I can clearly state that plants are fucking weird and you should probably be slightly afraid of them.
On that note! At the university (UBC) located in town, the Agriculture students were told by their teacher that a tree flipped upside down would die. So they took an excavator and flipped the tree upside down. And it’s still growing. But the branches are now the roots, and the roots are now these super gnarly looking branches. Be afraid.
But Vi, how can you mention that and NOT post a picture? D:
My parents have 6 acres of almond trees. However, as with most almond trees these days, they are really peach trees with almond branches grafted onto them. They do not grow peaches, only almonds.
imagine being so unbelievably homophobic that you thought that it was a luxury + privilege to be gay
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been posting over here a lot less because my time is currently divided between school, feeling like shit because my doctors are being really REALLY REALLY SLOW REFILLING MY PRESCRIPTION and running a rp blog for fallout versions of Sam and Ike so I can live out my dreams of inflicting them on other people