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:
So here are the three pieces I finished for Toronto Comicon this past Sunday! I’m really happy with the way they turned out and they were a big hit! It’s so amazing to go to cons and meet so many people who love the same things you do as much (if not more!) than you do! <3 Stay tuned - I will be finishing a much bigger who piece to debut in the New Year!
reblogging for the day crew!
My bby can I have a graphic of anything Rumbelle or Mr. Gold :) Cograts my lil sweetheart <3
I didn’t know what you meant by “graphic” but here you go! I never made a gifset like this before. This has been a little experiment and this is also the most HD I can make it. Thank you for everything, my tumblr mama! And enjoy the pretty! :3
Oh and a belated happy birthday to Mr. Robert Carlyle! :)