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astrodidact:

This Tree Is Growing 40 Different Kinds Of Fruit At Once
This single (and quite colorfully blossoming) tree grows 40 different varieties of peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, cherries, and even almonds — but just how does it do it?
It does it through the process of chip grafting. After sculptor Sam Van Aken bought a failing orchard in upstate New York full of hundreds of different fruit trees, he began the pain-staking process of grafting several of the different varieties together into one tree. Six years later, the result is this 40-fruit bearing tree, which includes some heirloom varieties that are centuries old.
Image: Sam Van Aken
http://io9.com/this-tree-is-growing-40-different-kinds-of-fruit-at-onc-1608917128

astrodidact:

This Tree Is Growing 40 Different Kinds Of Fruit At Once

This single (and quite colorfully blossoming) tree grows 40 different varieties of peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, cherries, and even almonds — but just how does it do it?

It does it through the process of chip grafting. After sculptor Sam Van Aken bought a failing orchard in upstate New York full of hundreds of different fruit trees, he began the pain-staking process of grafting several of the different varieties together into one tree. Six years later, the result is this 40-fruit bearing tree, which includes some heirloom varieties that are centuries old.

Image: Sam Van Aken

http://io9.com/this-tree-is-growing-40-different-kinds-of-fruit-at-onc-1608917128

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moleskinelovers:

ramandjafari:

I’m back!
For the last 3 1/2 weeks I’ve been traveling around Europe with my good buddies Julian and Valentin.
We started in Hamburg, hitchhiking down to Pforzheim, then Munich, Salzburg, Budapest, the Plitvice National Park in Croatia, Zadar, Preko and Gratz.

Carrying a travel sketchbook with me I was drawing and writing as much as possible, trying to capture our adventures in little stories, sketches from life and memory as well as drawings from imagination.

I will post a bunch of drawings every day in non-chronoligical order, starting with these life-drawings I did in Plitvice. It’s an amazing national park in Croatia full of breathtakingly beautiful lakes, with christal clear turqouise water, small and large waterfalls and amazing plants, rocks, mountains and trees in all shapes and sizes.

Especially the trees impressed me. It’s amazing what twisted crazy shapes nature will assume, when it’s left alone to grow free and untouched for decades.

~Raman

by Raman Djafari

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