The little boy Peter grew up on a pineapple plantation in Queensland, Australia.
From childhood, he had a love for gardening and dreamed of establishing his own orchard.
One day, an unusual, peculiar thought occurred to him: Could a chair be made from a tree?
After this question, he began to search for methods to give trees a variety of shapes, which over the years led to the formalization of the insights gained in the Pooktre process.
He believed that instead of cutting down trees, they could be turned into artworks, integrated into the environment, and used in everyday life.
Australians Peter Cook and his wife Becky Northey shared how they cultivate “living sculptures” for their amazing garden.
Peter and his wife have been studying trees for about 42 years, and over time, they developed shaping techniques that result in trees growing into pre-planned forms.
When asked by people if the trees are not harmed, Peter answered:
“When you work with the zone of trunk formation, you don’t harm the tree.
Damage occurs when a tree or branch bends beyond its normal bending range. And we never do that.”
He fulfilled his desire, and in 9 years, he obtained a chair from a tree.