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:
I am both amazed and horrified of nature as we all should be
I’m pretty sure this is the best picture of Daniel Radcliffe ever.
“Dan, we’re not at Hogwarts we’re-“
“Dan, that’s not a wand, it’s a branch on fi-“
“MY NAME IS HARRY POTTER AND I AM THE BOY WHO LIVED”
“No you’re not”
“YOU SHUT UP”
I read all of that is a British accent
i read it in Harry Potters voice
no but we need to remember that this was from a photoshoot with Rupert and Emma and they both had dramatic pictures in libraries and on fancy couches and this was Dan’s
THIS IS A CRIME.
THIS MAKES ME VERY VER YVERY VERY VERY VERY VERY HAPPY
I NEVER WANT THIS POST TO END
the second pic of the elephant and dog though. holy crap that’s graceful
OH VAMPIRE LAKE
TEACH ME EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW
omG my lizard went on my laptop wen i was gonE!!
your lizard types fast