Beech bark disease is a recurrent phenomenon which is closely related to extreme dry weather and frost. The results are wilting of leafs, dieback of twigs and branches, sap flow at the stem and infestation by secondary insects or fungi. The composition of the pest and disease complex differs according to region and cannot always be clearly assigned. Sap flow is also possible without participation of insects and fungi. Mostly, it is associated with infestation by Phytophthora or by the metallic wood-boring beetle. If landowners wait too long to remove damaged trees they risk a drastic reduction of the timber value, including new infestation of healthy trees.
Materials: Top - English Sycamore, acrylic paint. Base - English Ash
Dimesions: 137 x 102cm
Materials: English Ash, Tyvek, silk, acrylic paint
Imagination + creation + fun = Slingshot (Kapow!)
Having started by making a one-off Slingshot as a gift for a close friend in 2008, with no intention of making any more, I have now made over 400 for customers & clients from around the world. The hardwood y-forked branch is selected from fallen trees in English woodlands. They are then hand whittled and shaped, sprayed (each design is unique) and finished with a clear gloss lacquer. The rubber is the highest grade silicone rubber and the pouch is black Italian leather. Each slingshot is numbered and initialed by the maker and GPS mapped to it’s original location from where it was found it in the woods. Size varies.