White Oak Tree

How did TinCat’s work end up in a treehouse in Ohio?

The Born to Roam illustrations, created for Compassionate Dorset, were seen by American photographer, Julian Allen, who then got in touch to ask if TinCat would like to create something similar for his project in Ohio. He had just built his first treehouse in a white oak and was keen to showcase the amazing ecosystem of this keystone species.

The white oak tree is critical to the survival of a vast and varied web of life. Some of the species that depend on this tree are… white deer, mice, chipmunks, opossum, black bears, grey squirrels, flying squirrels fox, squirrels, rabbits, wild hogs, raccoons, bats, red foxes, grey foxes, voles, wild turkeys, crows, jays, bobwhite quails, mallards, wood ducks, woodpeckers, spiders, ants, moths, wasps, bees, salamanders, lichen and various forms of fungi. Phew!

Of course, TinCat was delighted to accept the commission. It was great fun researching and illustrating all these critters. The print now resides on the wall of his finished treehouse all the way over in the States. That makes me smile.

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