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Does the tree freeze up in winter? "Just take into consideration the wind chill factor and when you think it is getting cold enough to freeze running water. It does all depend on where you have your feature situated ie. out in a sheer open garden or enclosed in a walled garden and obviously how bad the conditions get. If you turn the feature off, wait 20 minutes and then pull the plastic water pipe off, gravity should do the trick and fully drain it. "

Does the reservoir need topping up in the summer? "Yes you will get some evaporation throughout the summer months, you can top up via a hose pipe or watering can or you may chose to have a mains fed reservoir with a ballcock in it. Obviously the rain tops it up naturally to some extent"

If a drought order is imposed and my tree is not in a pond (it is simply on its stand with a pond liner going to its perimeters) would I be able to top it up? "You could collect or redirect rainwater from your gutters, if it is in a pond with fish you are able to top it up as they are a life form"

Do I need a big garden? "No, the biggest tree runs on a piece of ground 10ft wide by 7ft deep so the right piece in the smallest garden with these dimensions spare can look great."

Can they only go outside in a garden? "No, the amount of people that have said to me that one of my tree sculptures would look great in a large hotel foyer or a large bank foyer in the city... There is no reason why this cannot happen with the right plumbing."