Greetings Lou/Others,

In a recent podcast one of the listeners emailed about recreating the Tree of Life from Disney's Animal Kingdom for a thesis project.

Here are some resources that might help a bit. One of these books (I can't remember which) shows the skeleton of the tree and how it was constructed.

1. Walt Disney imagineering : a behind the dreams look at making the magic real

2. Building a dream : the art of Disney architecture by Beth Dunlop

If neither of those books are available, try this website which has similar information.

http://www.wdwmagic.com/treeof.htm

Here's another idea since the recreation of the Tree's detail would be daunting. Perhaps you could take a series of digital photographs using a tripod as you go around the tree. Then you could stitch the photos together using software to create an interactive panoramic. Just a thought. Maybe it would mean you would have to take a trip down to Disney after all. All in the name of education!