Bonsai-style sculpting of full-sized trees for the creation of buildings

A Distance Shot of the driveway opening, showing the proof-of-concept tree as it is being arched over a roadbed

Extreme trunk arching after a great deal of bending during 2nd season of work. 2-3 week intervals at approx. 1200 lbs sustained tension

The Mechanism; An image of the winch setup that is being used to shape this tree

The Tension Meter; A customed-designed gauge for measuring the tension applied to the tree.

A Diagram of what is being done

Preliminary concept sketches for woody plants

Concept sketches for tree sculpting


More work

additional work, papers and original work done around this topic

A Hobbit-hole project

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