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This Guy Spent 4 Years Growing A Church From Trees

As one of the oldest structures known to man, there is a certain energy that emits from a church, even for those who are not the most religious.

tree church nature

A New Zealand native felt inspired to create his own church with a slightly different – it’s made entirely of living trees. Barry Cox owns his own business that happens to specialize in moving living trees, replanting them successfully using massive machinery known as spades.

tree church nature

Taking this technology, he has moved a selection of various tree types into his garden to help build a magnificent homage to churches around the world. Tree locations, the name of Brain’s company, obviously helped with his goals of creating a unique looking church that is made entirely of various tree specimens that helps to give it the appearance of a church. This includes certain trunks that help to illustrate what walls would look like, with a different type used to create the roof too. With the trees transported there in a fully grown state, it only took an impressive four years to complete.

tree church nature

Cox did extensive traveling before his project, where he would happen across numerous churches, which would help bring the idea forth. “I walked out my back door one day and thought, ‘That space needs a church’ – and so it began. I cleared the area in April 2011 and made the iron frame, drawing on all the research I had done over the years of studying churches,”

tree church nature

tree church nature

tree church nature

tree church nature

tree church nature

tree church nature

More info: treechurch.co.nztreelocations.co.nz

(h/t: stuff.co.nz)

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