i'm jax, 22, and honestly i am not one bit original. i believe i find myself in others, as odd as it is, and i can't take credit for myself. i am forever a mix of my mother, my father, and the influences put before me. sure i choose what i want, but that is because someone else had the sense to put it there.
PS I live in Gainesville, FL
From a beautiful little town named for its quaintness Jensen Beach, FL
Print Journalism Major @ UF
I'd love to do editing and such with my degree
Book lover, Potential Nerd
Circus Tree: Six individual sycamore trees were shaped, bent, and braided to form this.
how the hell do you bend and braid a tree
Actually pretty easy. Trees don’t reject tissue from other trees in the same family. You bend the tree to another tree when it is a sapling, scrape off the bark on both trees where they touch, add some damp sphagnum moss around them to keep everything slightly moist and bind them together. Then wait a few years- The trees will have grown together.
You can use a similar technique to graft a lemon branch or a lime branch or even both- onto an orange tree and have one tree that has all three fruits.
As a biologist I can clearly state that plants are fucking weird and you should probably be slightly afraid of them.
On that note! At the university (UBC) located in town, the Agriculture students were told by their teacher that a tree flipped upside down would die. So they took an excavator and flipped the tree upside down. And it’s still growing. But the branches are now the roots, and the roots are now these super gnarly looking branches. Be afraid.
But Vi, how can you mention that and NOT post a picture? D: