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03-01-2013 10:13 PM

Artist Peter Cook, grew this living garden chair using tree shaping methods, primarily training a living tree through constricting the direction of branch growth. The chair took about eight years to grow.

It didnt say what kind of tree this is.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#1 posted 03-02-2013 02:16 PM

I have never seen “training” examples as elaborate as this one ! arch ways and trellises, but this is the first chair I have seen ! Interesting indeeed ! Thanks for the post !

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#2 posted 03-02-2013 02:25 PM

Must be a “Chairy” tree.

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#3 posted 03-02-2013 04:27 PM

That looks awesome but I LOL at huff’s post :)

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#4 posted 03-02-2013 04:33 PM

That’s funny, Huff!

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#5 posted 03-02-2013 05:33 PM

Many fruit trees can be trained like this.

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#6 posted 03-02-2013 06:04 PM

Could it be a BUTTernut tree???

Very cool, indeed. Thanks for enriching my brain!!!

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#7 posted 03-02-2013 06:11 PM

I have seen this stuff. It is great.

Here is the site:

I love the phrase “Living infrastructure consultants”.

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#8 posted 03-02-2013 08:07 PM

I hardly have the patience to let my finish dry. That is surely not a project for anyone with even a touch of ADD.

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#9 posted 03-02-2013 08:10 PM

It’s like training Bonsai trees, only bigger :-)

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#10 posted 03-02-2013 08:31 PM

Cool Wayne

I remember a guy from years ago who did similar things with trees. I think his name was Gilroy and had a whole park full of tree sculptures.

more cool uses for growing trees

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 03-02-2013 09:57 PM


Never thought about BUTTernut. LOL

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