Would you like to have a living chair in your garden? It may take eight to ten years, but artist Peter Cook shows that it’s possible. This practice is called tree shaping, but is also known as Pooktre, arborsculpture and tree training. So how does it work? There are various methods to shape trees, but Peter Cook has perfected a gradual shaping method: the shaping of trees as they grow along predetermined designs. Although some tree shaping artists harvest the tree once it has the desired shape, Peter Cook prefers to let his chair grow (so he can still relax in it).
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