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How to make a lifesized tree? Answered

Need to create an abstract large tree, preferably out of recycled materials. Looking for suggestions.

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Will it go inside or outside? Does it need to be movable?

Your Forum topic is more appropriate for this sort of open-ended discussion. You might want to consider deleting this Question.

Sonotube, the tube made for pouring concrete forms. expandable foam, insulation foam chicken wire etc...

Cardboard would seem like an OK choice for the bark. You could also roll it up into a cylinder to make the trunk and branches.

Maybe you could make leaves by cutting them out of the plastic from pop bottles, like the green tinted kind that Mountain dew comes in.

In our school we have a metal pipe tree in which the trunk is made of piping and the leaves are made from coloured glass.
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