Living Tree Art Article in Gardens West Magazine 2

The caller identified herself as Shannon McKinnon. She said, “I write for Gardens West Magazine out of British Columbia. I’ve been looking at your website and I’d like to do a story on your inventions and art.” Of course I said yes. Although a bit incredulous at first, I Googled Gardens West magazine to find that they are not only legit, but pretty classy. So, I proceeded to load her up with a ton of information on inventions and art.
Each magazine is dedicated to the various zones across Canada as gardening requirements differ across Canada just like they do in the U.S. Since Living Tree Art is not restricted by zones, the article appeared in all of the issues (Gardens West, Prairie, Ontario, and East editions).

These 4 magazines all contain the Living Tree Art article.

These 4 magazines all contain the Living Tree Art article.

Here’s a link to the article in Gardens West



About Earl Senchuk

Self taught multi-media artist for forty years specializing in metal art sculpture. Inventor of more than thirty products.

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2 thoughts on “Living Tree Art Article in Gardens West Magazine

  • sandra

    Mrs senchuck ;

    I’ve enjoyed looking at your art work, mainly the living trees, your the best! after looking for soooo long, I think i’m ready to try my hand at making a tree. After reading all info you have posted, I still don’t see how many inches thick the concrete is on the tree trunk and branches. Can you please let me know? i would appreciate any info you can share with me to make my best first living tree.

  • Earl Senchuk Post author


    The concrete on a tree is no more than 3/8 inch thick. An eight foot tall tree when finished weighs in the vicinity of 120 lbs. You might try the small tree art course first as they are much easier to make and will give you the basics. Size matters a lot when making Living Tree Art. I am now in the process of making the largest tree I’ve ever made. It’s going to the Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis, MI. Thanks for your interest in making Living Tree Art. I tried to email you, but the email you supplied didn’t work.