A company has used natural processes to create a tree with an intricate system of alignment tools.
The tree is a collaboration between two farmers who planted the tree at the end of a long winter, using a process called natural alignment.
The farmers say they had never done a tree-planting project before and had no experience with natural alignment technology.
“This is not a normal tree,” said the farmer, Robert Houser.
“It’s one of those things that is really difficult to see because it’s so small.”
Houser is the owner of the Arizona Crop and Grass Association, which manages about 30,000 acres of crops and pastureland in Arizona.
The tree was planted at the intersection of a couple of different roads, the two of them sharing the same driveway.
He said the tree is planted by hand.
The farmer said he planted the trees to see if they could work together.
“I think the whole project was a really good idea,” he said.
“It is really a very creative project,” said Housers partner, Jim Kowalski.
“We wanted to do something unique,” said Kowalksi.
“This is a very interesting concept and it’s something that we haven’t done before.”
The farmer says he was surprised to see the tree had no roots.
“My wife and I had never seen anything like this,” he explained.
“You just have to walk through and it just pops right out.”
He and his wife started out planting the trees in the backyard, planting small pieces, but soon they had a big tree.
The trees grew in the winter and were finally able to be placed in their front yards.
“The tree really does come alive,” said Bill Mays, who manages the farmers market.
“The trees have an amazing energy.”
Mays said he started planting trees in his yard when he was a kid and didn’t expect to have a big crop of fruit.
“When I first planted them, it was just a small piece, a little bit of a branch,” he recalled.
“Then the tree just grew and grew and just got bigger and bigger and I started planting it, and it was an incredible sight.”
It was really amazing, really nice,” said Mays.”
They are very new.”
“It was really amazing, really nice,” said Mays.
Mays says he has been able to plant them in the front yards of other farmers.
“I think it’s a really nice experience to have these trees grow in your yard and to see how they grow and the way they grow,” he added.
Housers owner said he plans to plant the trees on his property again in the future.