Nov
07
2011

Putting up the Trunk

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The first step in preparing the site for the art sculpture was to cement a 12 foot length of pvc pipe in a 4 foot deep hole to form a base for the trunk of the tree.

We hired Edgar Adelio (second from the left), who worked with Alex Morales (far right) and 4 members of the Ix-canaan Soccer Team, who volunteered to help with phase 1 of the project.

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We first brought in two bags of cement and a half metre of sand …

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then a half metre of gravel …

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We went to the local gravel pit and found enough rocks to add fill to the hole.

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The boys took turns digging …

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And Edgar checks it for depth … it needed to be 4 feet deep.

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When the hole is ready, Edgar mixes up the sand, gravel and cement …

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They balance the post in the hole, add water to the cement mixture, and begin the process of filling the hole.

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Cement and rocks are layered in the hole …

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On top of the final layer of cement, they placed flat rocks to even out the surface.

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Then they poured the last of the cement mixture down into the pipe.

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Alex washes the cement off of his feet …

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And the boys pose for a final picture!

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