Oregonian Richard Reames, owner of Arborsmith Studios, a hybrid tree nursery/art studio, uses bending and grafting techniques to create arborsculptures. Reames grows trees into living chairs, tables, benches, boats, bridges and houses.
Reams says, "By using live trees for the things that we traditionally killed trees for, we can preserve the large living trees and plant even more to reap all the benefits of live trees, like their ability to remove CO2 (the major culprit in global warming) from the air."
The self-described tree artist has written two books, Arborsculpture, and How to Grow a Chair
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