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:
Why You Shouldn’t Take Selfies Right Next to a Moving Train
im sorry but
Hahahaha yes I’m going to reply to every selfie I see with this pic from now on.
I learned that people can easily forget that others are human.
Favourite comic book ladies: Ororo Munroe/Storm
↳ All I can say for certain- at this very moment in my life— is that I refuse to allow you, or anyone, to drag me through the mud… to shatter my belief that the X-Men are a force for Good, ultimately for change. I will not allow the world to destroy us— and more importantly for what we stand for.