Upside Down Trees Serve as Flower Baskets

By DKM
@Corbin5 (202868)
United States
September 14, 2020 1:17pm CST
A forest with healthy upside-down trees is a rare sight to see.. Upside-down trees live happily in the Tongass Natural Forest in Juneau, Alaska.. A landslide uprooted many trees about 2 decades ago at the base of Thunder Mountain. Landscaper Steve Bowhays and his wife own a tract of land at the base of Thunder Mountain. The couple decided to plant 20 uprooted hemlock and spruce trees on their property upside-down. The roots of the upside-down trees are on top, and those top-of-the-tree roots make for lovely flower baskets made of tree roots. The root-baskets of each tree contain some netting and also mosses. Lovely petunias, colorful fuchsias, and well-loved begonias along with the following plants can be seen in the root-baskets: 1.devil's club 2.rhododendrons 3, azaleas 4.Japanese maples 5. elderberry shrubs 6, western hemlock 7. Sitka spruce I am sure the upside-down trees do not look that good when the plants in the root-baskets die, but they sure do look lovely during the season meant for growing flowers. If you have an uprooted tree on your property, plant it upside down and a big flower basket you will have. Photo: ministryofthefence
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@LadyDuck (302453)
• Switzerland
15 Sep
Flowers hanging on uprooted trees, that sounds like a great idea.
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@LadyDuck (302453)
• Switzerland
15 Sep
@yugocean I think that it is a wonderful idea.
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@Corbin5 (202868)
• United States
15 Sep
I did read how to plant a tree upside down, and it really is quite easy. I would like to try it with a little tree.
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@Corbin5 (202868)
• United States
15 Sep
@yugocean Yes, get to grow again instead of being disposed of.
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@kobesbuddy (108193)
• East Tawas, Michigan
15 Sep
This was a wonderful idea, instead of burning these uprooted trees! It looks beautiful!
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@Corbin5 (202868)
• United States
15 Sep
I really do love the way these upside-down trees look. So pretty.
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@kobesbuddy (108193)
• East Tawas, Michigan
15 Sep
@Corbin5 Instead of casting the trees aside and considering them garbage, they made them beautiful again! I love this idea:)
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@Corbin5 (202868)
• United States
15 Sep
@kobesbuddy I do too. We need to do more of that.
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@DaddyEvil (29955)
• United States
14 Sep
How interesting! Those are beautiful!
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@Corbin5 (202868)
• United States
14 Sep
They really are quite a sight to see. Would be nice to see those up close and personal.
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@DaddyEvil (29955)
• United States
14 Sep
@Corbin5 I agree. I'd love to see exactly how they did that.
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@Corbin5 (202868)
• United States
14 Sep
@DaddyEvil I did look that up out of curiosity: "You cut it off at the base of the trunk and then carefully prune the top of the tree limbs so they can be arranged nicely in some fertile soil and or water. You then plant the entire tree upside down so that what was once limbs reaching up toward the sun, are now the beginnings of roots buried in the soil."
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@CarolDM (94465)
• United States
14 Sep
Wow this is beautiful. Would love to visit Alaska.
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@Corbin5 (202868)
• United States
14 Sep
I would like to live in Alaska. I am always too hot. I love the look of those pretty trees too.
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@CarolDM (94465)
• United States
14 Sep
@Corbin5 I have always said either Canada or Alaska. I think I oculi die happy there.
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@Corbin5 (202868)
• United States
14 Sep
@CarolDM I feel the same way!!
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@TheHorse (112983)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Sep
Pretty cool! Needless to say, I have never tried this.
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@Corbin5 (202868)
• United States
15 Sep
I did read about how to plant a tree upside down, and it would be very easy if it were just a little tree.
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@TheHorse (112983)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Sep
@Corbin5 I don't have too many uprooted trees here to work with. Maybe at the cabin...
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@thelme55 (51358)
• Germany
15 Sep
Wow! That is stunning trees. I love that idea of hanging flowers.
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@Corbin5 (202868)
• United States
15 Sep
I was amazed at how pretty those upside-down trees looked with all those gorgeous flowers.
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@thelme55 (51358)
• Germany
16 Sep
@Corbin5 Yes, I was amazed, too.
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@DocAndersen (27894)
• United States
15 Sep
how do upside trees do in the wind?
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@Corbin5 (202868)
• United States
15 Sep
I would think the roots of the plants growing in the root baskets would hold them tight.
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@DocAndersen (27894)
• United States
15 Sep
@Corbin5 i would hope so, interesting as always!
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@Hannihar (101917)
• Israel
15 Sep
@Corbin5 They are very beautiful and the baskets sound very good.
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@Corbin5 (202868)
• United States
15 Sep
I love the colors chosen for those root-baskets.
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@Hannihar (101917)
• Israel
17 Sep
@Corbin5 They are very beautiful.
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@MissNikki (4408)
• Maple Ridge, British Columbia
15 Sep
That looks really neat!
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@Corbin5 (202868)
• United States
15 Sep
I love the flowers chosen for those root-baskets.
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@MissNikki (4408)
• Maple Ridge, British Columbia
16 Sep
@Corbin5 The colors are gorgeous.
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@nawala123 (17877)
• Indonesia
15 Sep
it is very interesting, i just wonder how much time spnet for arranging it
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@Corbin5 (202868)
• United States
15 Sep
I bet it takes a lot of time to do that. I would think they hire people to help with the planting and arranging.
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@nawala123 (17877)
• Indonesia
15 Sep
@Corbin5 yeah abosultely
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@Nakitakona (34867)
• Philippines
15 Sep
They're all look lovely and beautiful.
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@Corbin5 (202868)
• United States
15 Sep
Such a pretty sight to see.
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@Nakitakona (34867)
• Philippines
16 Sep
@Corbin5 yes they're amazing.
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@just4him (220499)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Sep
Those trees are amazing!
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@Corbin5 (202868)
• United States
15 Sep
They really are lovely. I bet it takes a lot of work planting everything in those root-baskets each growing season.
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@just4him (220499)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Sep
@Corbin5 I'm sure it does.
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@Juliaacv (59939)
• Canada
14 Sep
Aren't those stunning? I just love them so much, so much colour and such a difference from what you would expect on top of a tree trunk.
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@Corbin5 (202868)
• United States
14 Sep
They really are gorgeous!! I bet a lot of money is spent each year to purchase all those lovely blooms.
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@Juliaacv (59939)
• Canada
14 Sep
@Corbin5 What imagination.
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@much2say (43645)
• United States
14 Sep
Wow, this is Alaska? Well they sure made beautiful use of the upside down trees (but poor trees!) - that is quite stunning!
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@Corbin5 (202868)
• United States
14 Sep
Definitely a beautiful sight to see.
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@much2say (43645)
• United States
14 Sep
@Corbin5 I didn't even realize flowers grew so well out there!
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@ridingbet (67217)
• Philippines
17 Sep
beautiful
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@Corbin5 (202868)
• United States
17 Sep
Such a pretty sight those trees happen to be.
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@BelleStarr (53928)
• United States
16 Sep
That is a unique and beautiful place
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@Corbin5 (202868)
• United States
16 Sep
It is wonderful to know that folks in Alaska get to enjoy some flowers a few months of the year.
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@LindaOHio (46767)
• United States
15 Sep
How unusual! I'd love to visit Alaska for the wildlife.
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@Corbin5 (202868)
• United States
15 Sep
I would love to visit Alaska too. So much to see in that state.
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@shaggin (53597)
• United States
15 Sep
Oh that is so neat! Looks beautiful.
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@Corbin5 (202868)
• United States
15 Sep
Such a pretty sight to see.
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@RebeccasFarm (10093)
• Denver, Colorado
15 Sep
Beauty comes from disaster look at that lovely sight Deborah. Thank you for sharing beautiful cheer with us.
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@Corbin5 (202868)
• United States
15 Sep
You are welcome, my friend. Such a pretty sight to see.
• Philippines
15 Sep
Such weird but beautiful trees, do you think they can grow over here?
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@Corbin5 (202868)
• United States
15 Sep
I am sure they can. I did research how to plant a tree upside down, and it did not seem that hard at all. I could only manage a small tree and not a big one.