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This Guy Spent 4 Years Growing A Church From Trees

By Karly Carpena
November 4, 2015

Brian Cox of New Zealand, constructed a beautiful live-tree church in his backyard. The craziest part? The entire process only took 4 years to create!

Cox carefully selected from a wide variety of trees for his beautiful church. Some have stone-colored trunks, while, others, with sparse foliage, ensure that his church will always be illuminated by sunlight. He gets his trees and plants from his own gardening company called Treelocations. This allowed him to plant live trees in any way he wanted, completing this church (and the iron frame supporting it) in only 4 years.

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“I walked out my back door one day and thought, ‘That space needs a church’ – and so it began. I cleared the area in April 2011 and made the iron frame, drawing on all the research I had done over the years of studying churches,” he told stuff.co.nz.

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