What causes two trees to grow together connecting them?

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  1. possum lover profile image57
    possum loverposted 20 months ago

    What causes two trees to grow together connecting them?

    In this photo the two trees are connected about 20 feet up in the air.

    https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/13392985_f260.jpg

  2. simplehappylife profile image84
    simplehappylifeposted 20 months ago

    That is amazing!  I've never seen that before.  It's called Inosculation and is pretty rare, well, I think it's rare.  I've looked at many trees in my life and have never seen it.   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inosculation

    1. possum lover profile image57
      possum loverposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      This answer "inosculation" has now popped up twice here and it has to be correct. Thanks SA Williams

    2. simplehappylife profile image84
      simplehappylifeposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      You're Welcome smile  Keep them coming, I love your questions smile

    3. possum lover profile image57
      possum loverposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Okay I will try my best.

  3. kj force profile image71
    kj forceposted 20 months ago

    Inosculation is a natural phenomenon in which trunks, branches or roots of two trees grow together. It is biologically very similar to grafting.
    They sometimes self-graft and grow together as they expand in diameter. Inosculation customarily results when tree limbs are braided or pleached.
    I have this on my property with Willow and Bamboo ,,,I understand this is more common with some types ..the reason I knew this was I also was curious years ago when my grandson asked after noticing it on our property..

    1. possum lover profile image57
      possum loverposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you for the answer.

    2. kj force profile image71
      kj forceposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      you are quite welcome....you proposed an interesting question, what made you ask regards to this subject?

    3. possum lover profile image57
      possum loverposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      I decided to ask this question after seeing this weird looking tree in the woods. So I took a picture of the tree and here we are.

 
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