I found an old tree man in the woods today

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I found an old tree man in the woods today

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Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:07 pm

Thought you would like to see this, our local woods has adapted some trees and ponds for the visitors centre, its a great place for the kids to learn and they have some wonderful sculptures.
is there a resemblance

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Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:09 pm

Wow! I love it, where exactly is it Russ? :flower:

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Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:13 pm

omg did you model for that? (kidding of course lol!)
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Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:51 pm

No resemblence Mate, the tree gets my vote :salute:
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Post: # 140618Post deborah
Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:18 pm

Here's one I love in the fantastic Hamsterley Forest
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Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:13 pm

That's gorgeous..... and so, of course are you Russ! But the tree's just that bit more so.... :wink:
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Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:38 pm

The picture was taken at Guisborough forest. I do like that at hamsterly Deborah, i must go and see it i dont live to far from there either,
:cheers: :cheers: thanks for the compliments but after 30yrs + i am well weathered, that why forresters have beards :lol: :lol: to hide behind :mrgreen:
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Post: # 140662Post MuddyWitch
Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:43 pm

Russ, I'll hug you any day, I love beards! :hugish:

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Post: # 140679Post Millymollymandy
Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:13 am

How do they do something like that without harming the tree?
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Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:48 am

Both the sculptures are fabulous, we have carved mushrooms in our forest really effective too
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Post: # 140701Post hedgewitch
Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:55 am

Goodness me!
They are both gorgeous!!
MMM - I guess the trees aren't harmed because it is just the outer layers of bark that are carved - leaving the inside and more delicate layers unharmed.
that is just a guess though.

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Post: # 140705Post Cassiepod
Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:02 am

That is so beautiful. What a wonderful idea!

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Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:53 am

The tree in Guisborough was badly damaged in a storm and shattered clean in half, but the ivy that you see growing around it for hair thrived so they decided to make a feature out of it, well done i thought , the tree was naturally pollarded,
Thanks MW hugs back :hugish:

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Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:56 am

old tree man wrote:The tree in Guisborough was badly damaged in a storm and shattered clean in half, but the ivy that you see growing around it for hair thrived so they decided to make a feature out of it, well done i thought , the tree was naturally pollarded,
Oh I couldn't tell, thought it was the tree's leaves! Is the tree still alive though?
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Post: # 140731Post rockchick
Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:37 pm

I love both the sculpures! I assume the tree must be dead because I think removing that much bark would cause a lot of damage as I'm pretty sure the living, growing part of the tree trunk is just below the bark and is where the sap rises.
Hmm, we've got a tree a bit like that in the garden, but I'm not sure my artistic skills extend that far - is a lovely thought though, I quite fancy having a green man watching over my veg plot :flower:

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