Thursday, November 25, 2010

Quirky Hobby #1 - Tree Shaping

What is tree shaping?
Tree shaping uses methods such as grafting and pruning to turn ordinary trees into living sculptures. It is a form of art. Both functional and ornamental objects can be made out of trees. Your limit is your imagination.

What you need:
For a tree to grow, you would need a plot of land. A backyard or a garden perhaps. For those who do not have such spaces, not to worry, try plant shaping instead! (more about plant shaping below) Other than that, you need some tools similar to a gardener and whatever materials which can shape the tree as you want.


Pook in his grown garden chair

Why tree shaping?
As we are experiencing global warming, this would be an interesting hobby to take up and at the same time make the world greener one tree or plant at a time. What's more, if you happen to love nature and have a garden, why buy furniture like this,

when you can make a more unique and special piece yourself? What could represent nature more than a living chair with roots that are still intact! Also, through tree shaping you can create your own designs and because trees are naturally self-renewing and self-strengthening, your design would last for years.

Plant shaping as an alternative
If you do not have a tree to shape, try plant shaping! It's the same concept but with smaller plants that fit in your home.

Learn more
Learn more about tree shaping here, here and here.
Learn more about plant shaping here.


Hello everyone,

Welcome to my blog on hobbies!

So what exactly is a hobby?
We all know what a hobby means, but what exactly is the definition? defines it as an activity or interest pursued for pleasure or relaxation and not as a main occupation. That would mean that anything you enjoy doing would qualify as your hobby.

What this blog is about:
As stated, my blog is about hobbies. Not just any typical hobby though. My search for unique hobbies is on so if you are like me and the common hobbies just won't do, come back weekly to check out my discoveries! I'll do the searching so you won't have to.

Why read my blog:
Of course there are many blogs on hobbies but they are mostly about a specific one. My blog is for people who are searching for their perfect (uncommon) hobby. I'll do the searching so you won't have to.

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