This popular Dublin landmark came about when Dublin City Council commissioned sculptor Tommy Craggs to work on a dying Monterey Cypress – thought to be about 200 years old.
UK born Craggs worked in forestry before moving into sculpture and has won numerous competitions and awards.
He created the 10 metre piece of art with a chainsaw and was inspired by local wildlife. The ‘Tree of Life’ starts with detailed carvings of sea creatures at the base, then woodland animals and finishes with birdlife at the top.
Sculpture Saturday is hosted by Ruined for Life