We prize our Redbud and Dogwood trees. A redbud that has graced our west great room window for 15-20 years is dying–possibly from verticillium wilt. I’ve decided to document its demise as a way of paying homage as well as demonstrating how you just gotta make lemonade sometimes when you’re served up sour lemons. I don’t know how long it will be before we take it down completely, but in the meantime I’ve used it as part of a garden sculpture that I’ve been contemplating for sometime. Here’s the first photo I took yesterday morning before I broke out the electric chain saw.
I selectively pruned some of the lower and central dead growth. After trimming some of the dead branches here’s what was left.
Next I got to work with some 80 lb test fishing line. And walla!
Nice days work. Next I’ll make a wire spider for it.