Working with living and growing trees is a centring, relaxing experience. Part of the enjoyment is watching and waiting for the new growth to unfurl and stretch out. Once the tree tips have stretched out they grow into the shaping zone a perfect place to train the tree along the design wire.
Knowledge of tree lore gives the ability to confidently design with the understanding of what the outcome will be. Only a handful of tree shapers in the world have this ability. Check out this finished earpiece created and grown by Becky and Peter. This piece was grown over two years and then harvested in 2016. We bought it over to Portugal with us.
We have now grown a new one in our home garden here in Portugal. This image at the top of this post is a prime example of just how repeatable the pooktre process is.. At its simplest, the pooktre process is tree lore and gradual tree shaping method.
To see another example of this, there are 3 of our owl frames in the slide show below including the original design drawing.