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Tree surgeon trolls neighbors with beautifully sculpted ‘tower’



David Britton

Internet Culture

Posted on Feb 20, 2016   Updated on May 27, 2021, 4:45 am CDT

A man in Worcestershire, England, has beautifully sculpted a tree to look like an enchanting medieval castle tower.

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The tower is actually a 25-year-old cyprus tree and the wizard behind its creation is 43-year-old Chris Bishop, a tree surgeon from Bromsgrove.

Bishop said he created the living work of art to amuse passersby, but not everyone is a fan of the medieval time period, one of the bloodiest in England’s history.

“It’s a massive eye-sore,” said one neighbor, who wished to remain anonymous. “I find it very offensive, remarks are always made by people coming past.”

Still others find the work to be unimpressive. After all, it’s not like England isn’t littered with ruins of old castles and fortresses. “To be honest with you once you’ve seen one you’ve seen them all!” said Emily Cooper, another of Bishop’s neighbors.

Bishop, though, says he never intended to upset anyone. “If it caused any offense I would chop the head off. I don’t want to offend anyone, I just want to make them smile.”

Mission accomplished.

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*First Published: Feb 20, 2016, 4:50 pm CST