Sunday, August 27, 2017

Holding Hands

Corymbia tessellaris
Here is an interesting photo, of two young carbeen trees.

Apparently their branches rubbed together while small, and have joined together. The joint is almost imperceptible.
They look like two separate trees, but I wonder if they really are.
For trees to grow together, I think their genetic material would have to be similar, if not the same. As you can see, these trees are on either side of a path (in a reserve at Rosslyn Bay). There is a possibility that they are both suckers from the roots of an old tree which might have been removed.
Does anyone esle have experience of trees which have joined themselves together, like this?

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