Erlandson, born in 1884 has a passion for sculpting trees, also known as arborsculpture. As a young boy, the Swedish born grew up becoming a bean farmer in Central California near Turlock. There, inspired when he noticed that trees of the same species would naturally "inosculate" or bond together where they touch, he began to shape trees. It started out as a hobby for the amusement of himself and his family but turned into his life's work as his tree creations brought more and more attention from the public. Using a special set of skills, Erlandson started to sculpt things out of living, growing trees.
originally posted by: Sremmos80
Wow, that is crazy!
Reminds me of a tree on my road that has like 2 feet of normal trunk from the ground and they it splits and forms a perfect U for the next 10 feet or so.
Good find, thanks OP