If you’re attentive enough during a plane ride over Argentina’s Pampas region, you’ll notice an oddly-shaped forest standing out across the flat agricultural land. Look closely and you’ll find that it is, in fact, a forest shaped like a guitar.
This is none other than Pedro Martin Ureta’s guitar-shaped forest which he and his children planted over their farmland. Over 7,000 cypress and eucalyptus trees make up the forest, which spans more than 1 kilometer in length. Cypress trees create the outline for the body, the arm, and the star-shaped sound hole, while iridescent blue eucalyptus trees were used to depict the strings.
This impressive piece of agricultural art was not created out of sheer artistic whim, but rather as a loving memorial for Pedro’s late wife Graciela Yraizoz, who died of cerebral aneurism many decades ago. The inspiration came from the time when Graciela was on a plane and noticed a farm that looked like a milk pail, which gave her an idea that they should do one better–a forest shaped like a guitar, her favorite instrument.
Afraid of flying, Pedro Martin Ureta admits he has only seen his completed guitar forest through photos.
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