Several years ago I discovered Architrees. These are handmade trees of various types and sizes. They are sold through the owners store via an on-line auction site.
Architrees currently lists the following categories:
- Dollhouse & G-gauge Model RR
- O-gauge Model RR & Dept 56
- HO-gauge MRR & Gaming Scenery
- N-gauge Model RR
- Z-gauge Model RR
- Architectural Model Scenery
- Manila Wholesale Dealer Bulk
- Palm Trees
Architrees makes their trees from a natural wood truck with some wooden boughs. Wire branches are set into the wood. The leaves are sprinkled on.
In the photos the tree is still on its shipping base. It is steadied by retaining posts. When I plant the tree these come off.
In one photo, to demonstrate scale, I included figures of a 1/32 pilot and a 1/48 pilot.
Keep in mind that my tree is several years old. Those I've seen since appear more realistic. This tree looks pretty good. It is big enough for most any diorama or layout you want to plant it in. I am happy with me tree and recommend Architrees.
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