Arborsculpture : The art and technique of growing and shaping trunks of living trees and other woody plants. By grafting, bending and pruning the woody trunks and or branches are grown into shapes either ornamental. Also known as Pooktre, tree training, and tree shaping.
The most famous of tree sculptors was Alex Erlandson who created over 55 shaped trees that eventually became the basis for his tree circus garden, opened in 1947 as a road side attraction near Santa Cruz, California with the sign, “SEE THE WORLD’S STRANGEST TREES HERE”.
Historically the ancient War-Khasi people of the Cherrapunjee region in India have been aeroponically creating living root bridges for centuries.
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