AUSTRALIA, Tasmania, Vale of Belvoir. Burl on trunk of Myrtle beech tree, temperate rainforest. A burl is actually a sort of tumor on the tree. Makes some of the most beautiful grain patterns used by carpenters woodturners.
The tree of love, also called tree of life, is in fact the union of two different trees, the fig and Hasina. Usually the fig kills the host tree, but in this case the two trees live in perfect harmony.
Arborsculpture, in 1947 Axel Erlandson opened the Tree Circus – The World’s Strangest Trees, along the roadside in Santa Cruz, California. Today they have largely been moved to Bonfante Gardens in Gilroy, California. Arborsculpture at it’s finest.