The timber for this years One Tree Project comes from The Stockgrove Redwood.
The Stockgrove Redwood was the central tree on an Avenue of 12 specimens planted 100 years ago.
The prominent architect William Curtus Green as appointed the task of re designing the main Stockgrove House and grounds in 1920.
His vision was to create an impressive entrance to the main house, utilizing the full majesty of these giant sequoia.
The Stockgrove Redwood stood for a whole century before sadly dying around its 100th birthday.
Dismantling this impressive tree needed a crane and skilled arborist as it had reached a height of over 100 feet (+30m)
Once this impressive giant had been lowered to the ground, I was able to process the timber and created the pieces on show today.
The timber from the giant sequins is fantastic when used on outside sculptures as it is extremely durable whilst being very light in weight. The colour change is dramatic, going from pink, to red, to a deep burgundy then finally to a reassuring silver grey.
I hope you enjoy this years One Tree Project and check back to see what is created over the coming months