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Artist Peter Cook seated in his living garden chair - Tree shaping has been practiced for at least several hundred years. Cook calls his work of shaping living trees 'Pooktre'.

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Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat roots from a silk-cotton tree, Siem Reap, Cambodia

What is arbortecture? Gorgeous, truly green building, that's what. | MNN - Mother Nature Network

What is arbortecture? Gorgeous, truly green building, that's what.

Living furniture: Our process of shaping trees is called pooktre. We have perfected a gradual shaping method, which is the shaping of trees as they grow along predetermined designs.

Tom Hare Willow man — My first fungi , a younger Tom, and my old dog...

My first fungi , a younger Tom, and my old dog ‘Storm’. I came across these old pre-digital images in an old portfolio of my work.It seemed appropriate to share them now, as a theme has unconsciously turned full circle. These three Fungi sculptures.

¡¿Quien querría un BUG HOTEL?!  //  How to Build a Bug Hotel

How to Build a Bug Hotel

Build a Bug Hotel - Garden Therapy. A bug hotel is part garden art and part winter habitat for beneficial insects.

What a cute and clever idea! Clear around the planting area, for productive growth of the beans. Greate hideaway for kids in the yard, leave the grass in the center.c- I might do this even if i hate beans!

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Cherry Trees Sculpted Over Time Into A Two-Storey Tall Retreat

Behold the ultimate tree house! What: The Patient Gardener project using ten Japanese cherry trees Where: School campus in Milan, Italy Who: Designed by Swedish architects Visiondivision Why: A two-story treehouse study retreat for students. The vision: a

A stone moongate.  It looks like this was made the old-fashioned way by carefully fitting the stones together, using clever engineering rather than mortar to reinforce the structure.

i'd like to do an entrance to our backyard in a similar manner. You won’t find any locks on these beautifully mystical moon doors (otherwise known as moon gates), a traditional design element of Chinese gardens.

pansy chair I LOVE IT!

Fun and funky chairs as works of art for the Friday garden! The bronze Pansy Chair is a creation of Joy de Rohan Chabot . Joy also featur.

How-To: Living Willow Playhouse

How-To: Living Willow Playhouse

Living Willow Playhouse - This has been built in several schools' quiet gardens - great for having somewhere calm and quiet to sit for a few minutes.

Banyan Tree with an attached 16th Century Terracotta Temple, Antpur, West Bengal, India photo by Laura McPhee

Banyan Tree and Century Terracotta Temple, Attpur, West Bengal, India a door to an unknown place

Paper beats rock every time.

Nature's way of saying " Hardwork leads to success" Amazing Nature & Places Pictures), Amazing Tree

Topiary Owls, Nantou County, Taiwan in a garden called 九族文化村.

A photo of giant owl garden sculptures in Nantou County, Taiwan took the web by storm. See how animal topiaries can give a garden some eclectic pizazz.

By weaving tree saplings and branches together, Dougherty creates majestic shelter sculptures.  Like willow domes or other arboreal structures.

How To Feng Shui Your Home for Better Balance

He did an installation for the Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan WI. By weaving tree saplings and branches together, Dougherty creates majestic shelter sculptures. Like willow domes or other arboreal structures.

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