Axel Erlandson

axel erlandson 2.jpgCredited as bringing art to pruning, Axel Erlandson, the self-proclaimed ‘tree-talker’, trained trees as a hobby. His creations spanned a vast array of unusual formations that seemingly defied nature. Interestingly, his designs were pre-planned on paper and intricately followed.  Primack, a young architect determined to save Erlandson’s creations from destruction following his death, was quoted to say “I know of no other single person who has taken ornamental grafting to such an extreme. It is not just an oddity.  It demonstrates an intriguing option for improving our environment by creating an absolutely unique space of living sculpture.”