Artist Spends 8 Years Creating This Tree Chair

Peter Cook and Becky Northey met in 1995, became partners and began shaping trees into living art they call “Pooktre”.


Instead of cutting trees down to make structures, Peter and Becky believe living trees can be shaped and incorporated into the city, bringing life, fresh air and beauty for hundreds of years with very low maintenance.


“Teaching others how easy it is to incorporate trees into our living environment is how we have chosen to contribute to the health of our planet,” Becky said.

Artist Peter Cook grew a tree into a chair in 8 years by using shaping methods that constricted the direction of branch growth to make it grow in the shape he wanted. :

“We have studied trees over a combined 41 years. Our process of shaping trees is called pooktre. We have perfected a gradual shaping method, which is the shaping of trees as they grow along predetermined designs.”




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