Posted: 23/04/2014 at 12:10
It will be very different when the tree is gone - do you know what I would do - I would try to find someone who would turn the trunk into a sculpture - you could have the most wonderful piece of original art there as part of your garden, to grow things around and over.
if the bark is all removed the tree won't regrow.
Artjak may have a contact, or contact your local art school and see if any sculpture students are looking for a woodcarving project.
What an opportunity !!!