The Astonishing Circus Tree: A Masterpiece of Nature's Grafting Technique Unveiled

Kaylee Everhart

Updated Friday, March 15, 2024 at 12:00 AM CDT

In the enchanting world of horticulture, where imagination meets reality, there exists a magnificent creation that defies the laws of nature. Introducing the awe-inspiring Circus Tree, a botanical marvel that captivates the hearts and minds of all who lay eyes upon its intricate and braided structure.

The Circus Tree, as the name suggests, is composed of six individual sycamore trees that have been meticulously shaped, bent, and braided together. This arborous masterpiece stands tall, defying gravity and showcasing the boundless creativity of Mother Nature.

The process behind the creation of this extraordinary tree is as fascinating as the tree itself. As explained by the knowledgeable user "gwydtheunusual," trees possess a remarkable ability to accept tissue from other trees within the same family. By skillfully bending a sapling and scr***** off the bark where they touch, horticulturists can graft different trees together. To ensure a successful fusion, damp sphagnum moss is applied to keep the union moist, ultimately binding the trees in harmony. Over the course of several years, these trees grow together, intertwining their very essence.

But the Circus Tree's enchantment doesn't stop there. As gwydtheunusual further reveals, this technique can be applied to graft branches of different citrus fruits onto a single tree. Imagine the sheer delight of plucking a lemon, a lime, or even both from a magnificent orange tree. It's a true testament to the wonders of horticultural innovation, resulting in what can only be described as "Frankentrees."

As we gaze upon the Circus Tree, its branches reaching for the sky, we are reminded of the limitless possibilities that lie within the realm of nature. This arboreal marvel stands as a testament to the extraordinary power of nature's grafting techniques, showcasing its ability to create stunning and unique living works of art.

So, next time you find yourself in the presence of this botanical wonder, take a moment to appreciate the intricate craftsmanship of the Circus Tree. Let its braided trunks and mesmerizing structure serve as a reminder that when nature and human ingenuity intertwine, magic happens.

With each season that passes, the Circus Tree will continue to thrive, captivating the hearts and minds of all who encounter its splendor. Let it inspire you to explore the boundless possibilities that lie within the world of horticulture, where imagination knows no limits and nature's wonders never cease to amaze.

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#1 If you're a tree this is some lovecraftian body horror


#2 Iirc the upside down tree was a urban myth and the tree in the photo had some story behind it involving grafting that would have fit the rest of the post but was not flipped upside down. The rest of the post checked out. It was a couple of years ago that I looked into this so I don’t remember any other details


I need to propagate my apple tree


#3 That's so clearly a render.


One of the interesting biological points about trees is that they're dead inside. The actual living plant is a tube. The heart wood is dead and the living tree is just a tube around that.


I'd imagine the city not wanting fruiting trees is very much a public health and safety thing, and not just in the people getting unregulated food sense. For example, in my neighborhood there's a cherry tree and an apple tree. At the end of the fruiting season the area around them is littered with rotting cherries and apples that attract all sorts of critters like wasps, mice, and other scavengers that then could pose health risks to people nearby.


They couldn't get an actual photo of the 40 mix tree? Instead we have this poorly edited image :S


..."providing unregulated food to people"... providing food, that was already paid for with y'all taxes and no private company can make a profit of. There, FTFY.


Why are all these losers "terrified" of this?? It's pretty cool but not even close to being scary


Now I want to graft a dozen fruit tree branches together, if for no other reason than to screw with the future homeowner. Just tell 'em it's a fruit tree and let him figure it out.

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