Andy O'Neill Green Man chainsaw sculpture Andy O'Neill at work

Welcome to the home of Wild Wood Carving

Andy is based in Bristol, but travels nationally bringing storm damaged and diseased trees back to life with his chainsaw. Originally Andy worked in graphic design, but his love of the outdoors led him to train as a tree surgeon. The combination of these two skills led him to carve out a path in chainsaw sculpting, after being inspired by an artist at the Glastonbury Festival.

"I was working as a tree surgeon at the time so I already knew how to use a chainsaw and I had access to wood at the yard so I started by carving a mushroom, then a larger mushroom – then it literally mushroomed from there!"

Andy is available for commissions and is always happy to discuss projects with individuals and organisations. His portfolio includes chainsaw sculptures for The Forestry Commission, The National Trust, local councils and private clients. He uses his chainsaw to carve themed benches, finger posts, gates, sculptures and natural play sculptures.

"It's great that we are able to utilise timber from Bedgebury to improve the visitor experience at several local woodlands.
Andy's great skill and knowledge will give us a fantastic range of sculptures for people to enjoy for many years to come."

Forestry Commission spokesman Richard Everett