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Why not celebrate national tree week, by growing a chair!


 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:38 pm    Post subject: Why not celebrate national tree week, by growing a chair! Reply with quote

As it is national tree week here in Ireland (7-13 March) at the moment, what better way to celebrate national tree week, than growing your own chair out of trees!!!!!!

In 1987 Peter Cook (pictured here), asked himself, "I wonder if I can grow a chair?" Well I think the answer to this question is evident in this picture. This is done using a technique called grafting. The branches of the trees are
grafted, bent, pruned and braced into shapes that are either
ornamental or useful. For anyone interested I have a post on my blog about this. http://stoneartblog.blogspot.com/2010/03/grow-our-own-chairs-for-national-tree.html
Hope ye are all out planting trees.
There is still a number of events on this weekend all around the country. To find out what in happening in your area, follow the tree council of Ireland link http://treecouncil.ie/tree_council_national_tree_week.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is quite astonishing! He's obviously a very patient man!
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