Monday, 14 January 2019

Have you ever heard of Arborsculpture?

Arborsculpture is making sculptures by training living plants.  This pic caught my eye from a National Geographic book.

It is also used to describe shaping trees into useful structures.  In India they have trained trees to cross rivers and form bridges.  I don't think I'd have the patience – I imagine this takes a long time to achieve.

You can find some quite amazing examples if you tootle around on Google Images.


  1. No, I had never heard of this. After looking at some pictures, it's kind of like bonsai on a larger scale.

  2. I had not heard of that before but I have one of my own. My oldest son built wooden steps up outr old elm tree back when it was younger. The tree grew around some of the wood. The tree is dead now and we must get it topped off this year. I'm still grieving its loss.....


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