Tree Church – A Living, Breathing Church In New Zealand

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Barry Cox, new zealand resident, nature lover and founder of treelocations, has built a living chapel on the grounds of a 3-acre garden in the region of ohaupo.

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Cox constructed the ‘tree church‘ over the last four years, landscaping a 350m lush labyrinth walk based on the walls of the ancient city of jericho.

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The agricultural architectural project comprises a variety of plant species and life — cut leaf alder for the roof canopy, copper sheen for the walls, and camellia black tie, acer globosum and thuja pyramidalis for the external façades.

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After planting more than 4000 trees on his 90ha dairy farm in the Waikato, Barry finally settled on a flat 1.2ha property near Cambridge.

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With a blank canvas, free-draining sandy loam and Mount Pirongia rising majestically in the distance, the climate, location and soil were ideal for growing specimen trees.

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Inside the green dwelling, rows of wooden benches accommodate up to 100 guests, forming a pathway to the altar, which is made of italian marble.

Outside the gardens include a shaded area under a large canopy constructed from a military cargo parachute for after-event gatherings.

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