Why are Two species of Pine trees Growing From a Single Trunk?

One of my church members has a single trunk tree with two clearly different species of pine tree growing from that single trunk. Have you ever heard of that before and how does it happen?

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May 29, 2010
2 Species Growing from a Single Trunk
by: Countryfarm Lifestyles

To be honest, I am not fundi on the growings of pine trees, and so my offerings of advice here are pretty limited. I am sure that there are some readers out there that can add to what I am about to tell you. But you get all sorts of tree growing oddities that exist, and this is one of them.

There are several possibilities;

* That someone grafted the second species some time back.

* That nature actually did the grafting. Sometimes, although not very often, two different types of trees grow next to each other as saplings, fuse and then grow as 2 different trees with one trunk.

* A seed of the second species fell into a crevice of the first species and as the conditions were right, rooted and grew.

There is an excellent website on trees, including oddities, which may give you more information:


Any other explanations readers?

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