Axel Erlandson's Tree Sculpture

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Basket Tree

Erlandson's Basket Tree
Axel Erlandson's Trees - Basket Tree Erlandson's Basket Tree. Image credit: jpeepz (flickr)

American Tree Scuptor Axel Erlandson and His Extreme Trees

Axel Erlandson's passion for sculpting trees, also known as arborsculpture or tree sculpture, 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.

Erlandson found his trees to be a popular amusement and decided to create his "Tree Circus". Erlandson chose a small parcel of land in Scotts Valley, California along the main road between the Santa Clara Valley and the Pacific ocean beaches where he moved and transplanted all his best living sculptures.

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  • This is the famous "Basket Tree". This tree is actually six Sycamores grafted together in 42 different connections to give it its basket shape.

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    Young Basket Tree

    Erlandson's Basket Tree at About 7 Years Old
    Axel Erlandson's Trees - Young Basket Tree Erlandson's Basket Tree at About 7 Years Old. Bonfante Gardens

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    Cube Tree

    Erlandson's Cube Tree
    Axel Erlandson's Trees - Cube Tree Cube Tree. GNU License Permission by Vladi22

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    Erlandson's Chair

    Erlandson's Chair
    Axel Erlandson's Trees - His Perosnal Chair Erlandson's Chair. Bonfante Gardens

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    Erlandson's Four Legged Giant at Bonfante Gardens

    Axel Erlandson's Four-Legged Giant
    Axel Erlandson's Trees - Four-legged Giant Axel Erlandson's Four-Legged Giant. Bonfante Gardens

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    Erlandson and His Giant

    Erlandson under Four-legged Giant
    Axel Erlandson's Trees - Four-legged Giant Erlandson under Four-legged Giant. Bonfante Gardens

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    Ladder Tree

    Erlandson Ladder Tree
    Axel Erlandson's Trees - Ladder Tree Erlandson Ladder Tree. Image credit: Arborsmith/Richard Reames

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    Two-legged Tree

    Erlandson's Two-legged Tree
    Axel Erlandson's Trees - Two-legged Tree Erlandson's Two-legged Tree. GNU License Permission by Vladi22

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    Nix, Steve. "Axel Erlandson's Tree Sculpture." ThoughtCo, Mar. 7, 2017, thoughtco.com/axel-erlandsons-tree-sculpture-4122674. Nix, Steve. (2017, March 7). Axel Erlandson's Tree Sculpture. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/axel-erlandsons-tree-sculpture-4122674 Nix, Steve. "Axel Erlandson's Tree Sculpture." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/axel-erlandsons-tree-sculpture-4122674 (accessed November 24, 2017).