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Our association decided to chop down this Metasequoia glyptostroboides today without notifying the neighborhood. We loved her very much & she will be missed.

Our association decided to chop down this Metasequoia glyptostroboides today without notifying the neighborhood. We loved her very much & she will be missed.

She looks so good though!

What kind of an association wants fewer trees in their neighborhood?

Wow thats bs, a proud tree will be missed.

The woman I spoke to at the office said that out of the 4 (large) trees coming down only one will be replaced. So not our association apparently.

So the official story is they are worried about the effect on the foundation & sidewalk. Which is understandable, IF it had an insane root system, but it doesn't, and has never effected the sidewalk. It was perfectly healthy and a great noise dampener as we live along a very busy road.

I Am An arborsculptor: I shape live trees into things like chairs, tables, houses and other designs as they grow. AMA!

I Am An arborsculptor: I shape live trees into things like chairs, tables, houses and other designs as they grow. AMA!

I'm Richard Reames, an American arborsculptor, nurseryman, and author of two self-published books on the subject of shaped trees. I've grown chairs, tables, houses, tool handles, peace signs and many other unique things.

I'm here to answer your questions with help from Atlas Obscura, who's written about my work and the history of shaping trees.

My work has been featured in books and magazines like Better Homes and Gardens and Dwell. I've taught my subject at John C. Campbell school of folk art. I planted a park of shaped trees in Japan and worked for the Japanese government on World Fair in 2005 in Japan where I was the international coordenater for the Growing Village Pavilion. I have traveled the world to collect interviews and photographs of trees and those who shape them. I lecture to diverse audiences on subject of arborsculpture. http://www.arborsmith.com

Proof: https://imgur.com/a/t1m4w https://twitter.com/atlasobscura/status/963136923987533824

EDIT: I’m signing off now, thanks for the questions! Have a great day and plant lots of trees.

If you start from seed about 10 years. If you start with 8’ long saplings the work can be done in a day and the chair can be used in about 3 years… depending on your weight.

I have always wanted to grow a house using banyon. The aerial roots that cascade down could form the walls. Hawaiian vacation?

Bamboo can be worked for the short period that is growing quickly. But it wont graft because it’s a grass without a cambium layer.

Deciduous trees are easier to work with than conifers/evergreens. Look around at all the different trees in your area and pick the kind you like, one that is healthy and happy preferably.

Bonsai Booty

Bonsai Booty

Stupid sexy Flanders.

Beyonsai

THICC

S T I C C

Mango tree my great grandmother planted from seed

Mango tree my great grandmother planted from seed

Always too close to the house lol

never expect them to grow, worth it tho for the mangos

Society grows great when the old plant trees of whose shade they shall never sit in.

One of my favourites and I think very relevant.

This tree is fucking awesome. I'd demolish the house before killing such a family heirloom.

Glad I got a live tree last Christmas so I wouldn't have to buy a new one every year.

Glad I got a live tree last Christmas so I wouldn't have to buy a new one every year.

Reminds me of the year i actually did this. I threw my tree in my backyard woods and found it a year later, just the trunk and bare branches.

I propped it up on the side of my house and put some lights on it.

Great idea!

New /sub/tifu How I burned my house down.

keeping trees alive in a pot is a science... check out how much effort they put into it over in /sub/bonsai

also, spruces really need proper winter or they just straght up die.

Time to get a Christmas Tree

Time to get a Christmas Tree

Pictures of morgues make me sad.

You can rent living trees. They come in pots with soil. Roots intact.

And that way you don't have to kill a tree just to decorate your living room for a month.

It's not very environmentally friendly to put a stick up your butt either

Are you serious? These trees never would have been grown in the first place if they werent gonna get cut down......

1,100 oak tree at Goose Island State Park survived Hurricane Harvey (Texas)

1,100 oak tree at Goose Island State Park survived Hurricane Harvey (Texas)

I ducking love oak trees. Went to a plantation is Louisiana called "Oak Alley" and dear lord was it beautiful. Look up some pics if you have time. Good story too. When they were settling the place they came across these two perpendicular oak alleys; sets of two rows of oaks planted in perfect lines. They lead from four directions into a central opening. Clearly they had been planted (I think like 1-2 hundred years before) to make four pathways leading to where the house would go, then the place was abandoned. So they set up camp there and built the plantation house in the place a house was obviously supposed to be. Beautiful area.

1,000 year old oak tree. For the curious: https://www.popsci.com/oak-tree-survived-hurricane-harvey

"In defense of plants" podcast had a pod about the origin of Oaks recently. It's a good listen if anyone wants to get their plant nerd on for 45 minutes.

Ducking autocorrect.

That’s awesome. With time and some foresight you can make amazing things with natural plantings

Winter of 2011 I found out I was pregnant and I planted an acorn. The following year I got a baby girl and her oak tree. For the first time the leafy one has overtaken the leggy one ❤️

Winter of 2011 I found out I was pregnant and I planted an acorn. The following year I got a baby girl and her oak tree. For the first time the leafy one has overtaken the leggy one ❤️

Well at least you still have a tree.

Unless it dies

Thats such a cool idea to plant a tree when pregnant. That tree will hold a lot of stories and memories i'm imagining

Oof reddit...

One of my fav

One of my fav

Looks like someone getting strangled.

Feel like this tree has an attitude

Love the bowl cut.

My brother used to think these trees were monsters when we were little.

I could see it. They’re creepy.

I want one someday.

Murder

Murder
Murder

NSFL I'm gonna be sick ...

Could have been sick, and they're protecting the other trees from getting diseased.

Or they could just be dicks.

Edit: Actually, it's not even the same tree. The top photo only has two trunks, the bottom has 4. You would totally see one of the smaller ones if it were the same.

Huh, wonder why they did that.

Try one of these subthreads