Saturday, 1 December 2012

Environmentally Friendly Solstice Tree

This year we are having a Solstice Tree in order to save a tree !!!

I know that sounds like a bit of a contradiction but it isn't. This festive beauty is a heavy section of English Ivy I chopped away from a Sycamore tree on the banks of the Shropshire Union canal. The stuff is rampant in the area and has already felled many trees through strangulation. Blasted clean with a high powered pressure washer then interwoven with a string of warm white LED bulbs it looks far more stunning than these pictures can depict.

The way ivy climbs a tree has always fascinated me, the patterns formed conjures up images of an alien in the film 'Alien' clamped to Sigourney Weavers face.

So perhaps we could start a trend here and save many trees in the process !   :-)

Happy Solstice one and all   :-)


  1. That really does look wonderful. And I love the idea behind it pf saving a tree by removing the ivy - ivy is such a string grower that I can't see it ever being in environmental danger! Thanks for sharing :-)

  2. Thanks Silver Moss, most people go around cutting the Ivy at the base anyway to kill it off, It's such a fast grower I am thinking of other things I can make with it .... watch this space :-)