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As a hobby, bean farmer Axel Erlandson [wiki] shaped trees – he pruned, bent, and grafted trees into fantastic shapes and called them "Circus Trees." For example, to make this "Basket Tree" arborsculpture, Erlandson planted six sycamore trees in a circle and then grafted them together to form the diamond patterns.

Two long tree roots embrace - two lovers entwined. Drawn by the embrace - yet unable to release one another. Growing together with passion that almost strangles - ultimately supports a stronger union. Both roots searching so deeply - they cross and twist and thread and bore and constrict. Veer apart and back together. A dance of life.

The paperbark cherry, or Tibetan cherry tree is known for its stunning mahogany-red bark. As the tree ages, its bark peals adding color and texture.