"Los árboles más magnificos del mundo | árboles del circo"
El granjero norteamericano, de origen sueco, Axel Erlandson era un común de alfalfa hasta que descubrió que podía transformar árboles y darles una forma diferente.
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Erlandson was born in 1884, the son of Swedish immigrants.
He raised beans in Central California near Turlock.
There, Inspired by observing a natural graft between two sycamore trees (inosculence).
He began to shape trees, by planting in specified patterns; then pruning, grafting and bending them.
This began as a hobby for the amusement of himself and his family.
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Erlandson experimentó varias técnicas para modificar las ramas con las que formó diversas figuras, como corazones, sillas, escaleras en espiral, jaulas, entre otras.
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The Sycamore Tower Erlandson planted six sycamore trees in a circle, topped them all at one foot then approach grafted them together to form the diamond patterns for the first 2.5 Meters (8')he left a opening at the top. This specimen is one of Erlandson's most balanced symbiotic creations
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The ladder tree
Grown from two Box Elders.
All nine rungs could be climbed
Axel Erlandson, shaped his trees for over 40 years.
He created the worlds most outstanding examples of Arborsculpture.
When asked how he got his trees to grow like this, he would reply, "I talk to them."
Erlandson died in 1964, the property changed hands and was reborn as "The Lost World."
The new owners brought in large plastic dinosaurs, largely neglected the trees and went out of business more than once.
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