I wonder how many out there can boast of this in their backyard? Looking very much like a lone sentinel in what could be taken at first glance as a very convincing April Fool’s joke, the bialbero della felicità (double tree of happiness) is a cherry tree growing on top of a mulberry. Does that make it a chermulberry? A mulcherry? Just think of the wonderful jam you could make out of a single harvest. I’m going to order one from the nursery right now.
Actually, the likeliest reason for this oddity of nature is probably a bird ‘dropping’ by, and in that instant of relief, a new tree was born. Located just off SP38 [GPS: 45.005757,8.323099] between Grana and Casorzo in Piemonte, the bialbero is visible from the road and there is a small parking area with a couple of picnic tables. A placard on-site states that the tree is the property of Luigi Casalone and family.