Natural approach graft!

CptnGlyn

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It’s not bonsai, but I’m sure many folks here probably enjoy a good tree or two.

On site today I came across this Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea’ (copper beech) with an old inosculated limb that appears similar to an approach graft. It’s even possible to see a significant size difference in the limb at the exit compared to the entry.

Hope someone else finds it (remotely) interesting!
 

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AlainK

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I have this Carpinus betulus, a "common hornbeam" I took from a path in a forest where it had been "trimmed" by the machines foresters use. It was about 10 cm/4 inches and has been in a live hedge for 20 years or so. The two "trunks" fused naturally, I only noticed it a couple of years ago.

A photo taken in December 2020 :

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