This week in the grounds of the Palace of Versailles, a 223 year old, 25 metre high Purple Beech tree that was planted for Marie Antoinette, fell to its death due to what I will technically term crazy winds.

What makes me sad is that this beautiful tree will now just become paper pulp.

Just a thought, but why not craft this into something awesome -like some incredible furniture?

It just seems like such a waste.  I wonder if this kind of timber is just un-useable for anything else?

I wonder……

Pic via the Brisbane times

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