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& more at the site above.
 
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Here is an aspen that I twisted a few years back. Amazing how much these trees can withstand.
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Check out this guy--his trees double as furniture, sculpture, and art.

http://pooktre.com/
 
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Kitty, that is wild. Love the people shaped trees!
 
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Take note that those are wild plum trees. If they are the same as the native species I have, they sucker from the roots, so there is always an excess of young ones to play with, they attract bees with their multitude of blooms, and they bear small fruit suitable for preserves.
 
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Not playing exactly, but espalier is cool!

Leila Rich wrote: by growing like this I can (kind of) fit in two apples, a peach, multi-grafted pear and plum.


My place is small, and I couldn't have all those trees in their three-dimensional glory
And I love pruning. Fukuoka I am not...
 
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