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Mon Jul 6, 2015, 02:13 PM

Church Made from Salvaged Trees


A New Zealand man, who makes his living removing large trees, mixed faith with foliage to build this chapel made of trees.The handiwork of former dairy farmer Bryan Cox, 64, has couples lining up to get hitched inside his tremendous work of biblical beauty in the city of Hamilton, on the North Island of New Zealand.

“People know how much I love trees,” Cox told the New Zealand news website Stuff, “so they call me when there are trees that would otherwise be cut down or removed. I go ahead and kind of rescue them.” Cox said he’s always been fascinated with church architecture. He started building his tree church in April 2011, after strolling his grounds.

“I walked out my back door one day and thought, ‘That space needs a church’ — and so it began,” he said. “I cleared the area in April 2011 and made the iron frame, drawing on all the research I had done over the years on studying churches. I wanted the roof and walls to be distinctly different, to highlight the proportions, just like a masonry church.”


Doesn't this sound like an enchanting project? I am always rescuing plants and trees, so I could easily have done this myself.

I would have called it a "meditation space," though.


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Mon Jul 6, 2015, 02:52 PM

1. and is promptly sued for building w/o a permit.

crazy stuff. working on a little tree sculpture here in chi.

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