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10,000 TREE SPECIES ART INSTALLATION

by Ariadna Zierold

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A new art installation at Bristol University in England is getting attention for its use of wood samples from more than 10,000 tree species. Titled “Hollow”, the installation is a collaboration by architects Zeller & Moye and artist Katie Paterson, who were inspired by the natural design of a forest canopy.

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Some of the samples used, the largest amount ever collected in the UK, are particularly rare: fossils of unfathomable age, and fantastical trees such as Cedar of Lebanon, the Phoenix Palm and the Methuselah tree, thought to be one of the oldest trees in the world at 4,847 years of age.

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