Tree Weaving


The municipal gardeners came around this week and started braiding the bushes.

This takes some planning. They have to plant the things, keep them alive for a couple of years, pruning them to make a strong base with decent branches coming out it it; and to keep the sidewalk clear.  Then, one year they must let those branches grow longer than usual, pruning out the non-targeted ones.  Finally, this spring (now/winter?), they braid the 3 extra long branches together and convince them to stay vertical – which requires a long piece of rebar.

What happens is that in the next 2 or three years those three weaved-together branches form a solid trunk and you end up with a tree – made out of a bush.

A wild amount of patience is required.

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