Chopping up wood with a band saw to express a likeness of a real tree is a bit strange to me.
If you have ever been in the High Sierras you will understand what the elements can do to a living tree. Those chain saw experts are trying to emulate this element. If it's not your thing then don't do it but we shouldn't be critical of those who do especially; if they do it well.
As a matter of fact I have spent a few days camped in the High Sierras. I will never forget it. It gave me a new perspective on how valuable certain "natural" things are such as clear air, clean water and ancient trees. It was also good to get the batteries re-charged. Now I believe somethings wood should be used as a medium and somethings wood just doesn't work. Chain saw carving is kitsch and wasteful just like making fake trees out of wood. There should be a law against it, I don't care how good the quality of work is.
I need coaching from this gang like I need a hole in my head. Sorry I wasted your time. The feelings are mutual, just remember you verbal predator types need normal everyday people to feed off of with your massive runaway egos, without us you have no life, you chase everyone away and then what are you going to do?