Living tree sculptures

ficus houseArborsculpture is a branch of arboriculture specifically involved with the shaping of tree trunks and branches into structures with ornamental or functional utility. Basic techniques involve pruning, grafting and bending single or multiple trees into shapes that grow thicker and stronger as they add annual rings. The closest related practice is espalier.I’d love to grow some of these in my garden, but unfortunately I have a job and a life…Link

2006.09.06