An unusual use for a tree

21 Jun

From August 1967 Popular Mechanics magazine.

Tree does a headstand

This tree is upside down. Why? Well, it used to grow right-side up, but it got in the way. They sawed the top off and dug it out by the roots. Then they changed their minds and stuck it back in the hole with the roots up. And that explains why it’s upside down. It’s in Salzburg, Austria.

It’s rather annoying that the trees on our new property (Eucalyptus Nitens) aren’t suited to this trick as they grow a long tap root.

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