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the largest living willow structure in the world!

 
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A few months ago I subscribed to an amazing magazine called "living woods".  Every issue is excellent.  I read every issue over and over - there is just something in it that really feeds me.

In this most recent issue there is an amazing living willow structure.  I tried to search the net to share a picture here, but I couldn't find a picture.  As it turns out, the editor of the magazine wrote to me to ask about the rocket mass heater stuff!  So I asked I could lay the magazine out, take a picture of the picture and push that up here.  He emailed me a pdf and said I could put that up!

So here is the picture and the pdf he sent me!

I just figured out that the pdf contains about six pages of the magazine ...

Oh!  And I should point out that even though the magazine is called "living woods" and this particular piece is about "living willow structures" that the magazine is more about being a woodsman:  axes, drawknives, green woodworking, shaving horses, wood heat, and ... generally bonding with woodland.

Filename: living_willow.pdf
File size: 2 megabytes
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Fascinating idea. I'm curious as to what it looks like now, 10 years later. How are their plans to have it become a totally living structure progressing? Anybody have any information about that?

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Tim
 
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That is quite amazing.  Is it 4 willow trees' branches  woven together or just 2 trees?  
 
See ya later boys, I think I'm in love. Oh wait, she's just a tiny ad:
Rocket Mass Heater Plans - now free for a while
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