Tree Shaping is the practice of training living trees and woody plants into artistic shapes by carefully orchestrating how the tree and the branches grow. Techniques such as grafting, bending, creasing, framing, weaving, twisting, braiding, pruning and ring barking are employed to archive the unnatural shapes.
Some forms of sculpture take a bit more patience than others. Plant shaping and bonsai pruning are two examples of art that takes years. With patience comes permanence, however, as a properly shaped plant will impress generations. (Images via dlewis, smsread, worldsstrangest, perpustakaan) Shaped trees are most often manicured for decorative purposes only, but they [...]