Here’s my crew!
Asha and Calla are in charge.
The owners of this property have decided they need to remove these two Western Red Cedar trees.
Passiko and Dean waited to get them cut down, until the sap was up, so that we could gather the inner bark.
We’ve all made our personal apologies to these beautiful cedars for what we are about to take from them.
But since these trees will be cut soon, a part of them will also live on in my work and the work of my students.
At IslandWood and Suquamish Elementary, I’ll be working with 224 students in the month of May.
I am grateful that Spence, our eldest son, has grown up with a deep love for nature, being outdoors, and for making things. Particularly for making beautiful Timber Frame buildings. (http://westtimbercraft.com/)
Because Passiko and Dean know the value of this culturally important living material, now Spence has an opportunity to teach is children about gathering the bark.