Hi there! I hope you are doing spectacularly well today. The fact that you are here augers well. I see by the empty over-sized coffee mug in your hand that you are ready for some additional perkiness so fill 'er up! Grab a virtual megamuffin as well, why don't'cha? Say...here's a rather unusual tree for you ...
Located between the towns of Grana and Casorzo in Piemonte, Italy, is a very unique tree – well, they’re actually two trees, one growing on top of the other.
Locally known as ‘Bialbero de Casorzo’ or the ‘double tree of Casorzo’, this natural oddity consists of a cherry tree growing on top of a mulberry tree.
No one really knows how the cherry tree managed to take root and survive in such a bizarre position. Locals believe that a bird might have dropped a cherry seed on top of the mulberry tree, which then grew its roots through the hollow trunk to reach the soil below.
Many trees root above ground using 'air roots' (No...it is not a basketball sneaker!) and take their nourishment directly from the air so that is another possibility. Most aerial roots directly absorb the moisture from fog or humid air.Consider the banyan tree and the mangrove...pictures follow:
So there you go! Today, I'm going to 'root' as well...for the Toronto Blue Jays as they take on the Houston Astros again tonight!
See ya, eh!