There was a significant crack so the tree had to go. We would have carved the three meter stump that was left but before that happened the tree was chipped - nothing left but a pile of wood chips.
Fortunately Anna rescued some rounds of the trunk and they duly arrived in my driveway.
Build Bridges Not Walls campaign. Being my first serious effort with a chainsaw the work proceeded carefully and slowly - with many a call to gurus, chainsaw shops and sculptor friends.
|I made a lot of shavings
I also made a sample piece - a tribute to the tree that never turned into sculpture and a gift for Anna.
Finally the work was ready and sent to the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show