That’s a big ‘un! Tree surgeon trims 18ft ‘penis tree’ in bid to make people crack a smile
A whopping 18ft penis-shaped tree has been carefully crafted by its tree surgeon owner in a bid to make passers-by titter.
Chris Bishop, from Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, has spent the last three years encouraging the 25-year-old Cypress tree to be a grower AND a shower before whacking out his specialist tools to give the tree its annual hourly trim.
The monster member stands proud in Chris’ front garden much to the bemusement of his neighbours.
Chris, 43, said: “No-one’s commented when I’ve been out in the garden, people have just looked at it and walked past.
“I think it’s because they’re trying to work out whether it’s just their dirty minds.”
But Chris didn’t clip the phallic foliage in a bid to shock people, he just wanted to lift the mood and brighten up their day.
Chris said: “If it caused any offense I would chop the head off. I don’t want to offend anyone, I just want to make them smile.”
Neighbour Emily Cooper, 45, said: “To be honest with you once you’ve seen one you’ve seen them all!”
Another neighbour, who didn’t wish to be identified, said: “Him and his mates thought it was hilarious.
“I find it very offensive, remarks are always made by people coming past.
“People in the street are pretty upset about it, but our neighbours who told the council said nothing had been done.
“It’s a massive eye-sore.”
Chris revealed he was inspired by nature itself to create the titillating topiary.
He said: “I’m a tree surgeon and spend my whole time trimming other people’s bushes.
“It already looked a bit rude so I thought I’d just give it a trim.”
Chris, who is single and lives with his 17-year-old son, revealed that he has plans to develop the saucy shrub and incorporate a set of testicles to complete the package.