NZ man grows a living church from trees

A New Zealand man has dedicated four years of his life to training tree branches so he could grow a church from trees.

Using his trademark Tree Spade, Barry Cox, who once aspired to be the Pope, was able to relocate a variety of mature trees to create a unique and structurally complex church on his 1.2 hectare property near Cambridge.

After spending several years of his youth on the back of a motorcycle, exploring Europe and America, Mr Cox developed a deep appreciation for church architecture.

Drawing on that passion, the tree specialist decided that he would try his hand at creating a structure with ‘distinctly different’ plants that would highlight the vast proportions of his unorthodox church, echoing a style common in masonry churches.



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