Thers some great carvings on line if anyone interestedtry living carved trees Pretty amazing carvers.Tree carving art is knownas arborglphs its based on tree carving by the basque and irish sheep herders based in Oregon
I did look up carving live trees. At first I was surprised that the tree would survive. But it appears that most of the carvings are made in already exposed heartwood, with the bark healed around it, and then the carving sealed. Over all, the examples I found were quite good.
well i hope your lighthouse isnt quite so tall ,but nice fun job like it .You have got a good image for the fishermans face and the whols shank comes to gether well pity you didnt fit a real flashing light in it or the horn when someone approached lol
Those are great photos cobalt. Thanks for sharing.
Trees are pretty hardy. As long as you don't remove too much of the cambium layers which transport the nutrients from the roots, or the roots themselves AND protect the carved area from getting any diseases until it properly heals, you can carve away. That's why when you see a broken tree with just a part of it still intact, you can see it start sending up new growth.
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