As promised here a a few pictures of the tree Randy built while we were in Austin a few weeks ago. Also, I apologize in advance for any bragging on my husband that may occur in this post.
Randy could explain this whole process way better than I can but I'll give it a shot.
They started out with a big drain pipe and layered polygem on top, texturizing as they went with brushes and other random objects for tools.
One night Randy made a "skin" from the tree on the office property to use as texture in some spots.
This tree will be apart of a turtle pond in a mall located in Louisiana. As far as I know, that's where we will be going after Canada.