I can’t think of a reason why a spider would spread its web across a sapling. Was it waiting for the plant to grow and stretch the web? If so, that’s a seriously intelligent and very lazy spider, though those two go hand in hand quite well (at least that’s how I explain my life).
Used my “purple-haze” technique in this one too. I’m sure I’m not a pioneer but that name should stick! (hopefully better than “fetch”).