Upside Down Trees Serve as Flower Baskets
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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@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."