‘I coined the word arborsculpture in 1995 because no single word had been used to recognize this unique art form. a branch of topiary with the potential to savethe environment. there are other words and terms that are used to describe this art. pleaching, permaculture, tree trunk topiary, botanical art, botanical architecture, biotechture, living art, visionary art, and really weird. the difference between my work and that of other topiary artists is that I work with the inside of a tree, from the trunk while most other topiaries are formed from the outside. I love being outside all day, I like experimenting, and I feel that I am perpetuating a remarkable art, one that might some day flourish and produce the most environmentally sensitive houses you could imagine.’ – richard reames