Tree Structures

Have you heard this before?

Q: When is the best time to plant a tree?
A: Twenty years ago. The next best time is today!

A new project in Milan, Italy, envisions creating a two story structure out of 10 flowering cherry trees…and it will take 60 years to “build!” Probably not something most of us would be willing to attempt in our own gardens, but what fun it would be to watch people interact with it as it grows in girth, presence and function. An allée of espaliered apple trees, a secret garden teepee made from trellised vining vegetables for kids, or gothic beech arches are possibilities within reach for the urban yard. Be imaginative. Plants are very often willing to play along.

Courtesy of Al’s Garden Center.
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