... And persistence pays off. I had this idea (after being inspired via the internet) for quite some time. The biggest hurdle was I didn't have access to any White Birch. So after randomly stopping at an elderly woman's house in January, she asked me to come back once the buds were on the trees to avoid trimming live branches. So in May I returned to trim the 50 foot White Birch, she insisted dead only, and came away with what I needed. I was pleased with the final product and how well it finished off our dining room.