A CHURCH OF TREES

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From: Ralph & BA
Date: 30 August 2015 at 06:45
Subject: Fw: Fwd: A CHURCH OF TREES

Lovely idea for a limited climate

This Guy Grew A Church Out Of Trees 7-21-15 !!

And It’s The Most Enchanting Place In The World.

I think this is amazing and I can’t believe it only took him 4 years to complete. Enjoy,

For some people, the worship of nature & the divine go hand in hand. They see the overwhelming beauty in the world around them & can’t help

but see the hand of some otherworldly force at work.

Brian Cox, a New Zealand native, spent years traveling the world & studying many different houses of worship. He’s also the owner of

Treelocations, a company that moves & plants large trees. So when he returned home, he knew exactly what he wanted to do to build

his own monument to spirituality.

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In 2011, Brian Began work on the Tree Church, which took him 4 years to complete.

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Brian used steel frames to make the skeleton of this beautiful church.

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He used a wide variety of trees and plants to create different textures and forms.

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He was careful to make sure the canopy never got too dense, so that sunlight would always illuminate the church.

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For the walls he used Copper Sheen trees, because the color of their bark is so similar to stone.

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When it was finished, Brian decided that everyone should be able to enjoy the church, so he opened it up to the public.

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Brian’s own nephew was recently married in the church.

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The building requires a lot of upkeep – it takes over 8 hours of pruning and mowing to get it ready for visitors. But it’s worth it!

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“Visitors have said that they find the Tree Church relaxing and that their worries disappear,” Brian says. “I find that sort of feedback immensely rewarding.”

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