How would you go about preserving the deadwood on this? I’m assuming clearing of the moss and gently removing any seriously rotted wood and then maybe using a torch and or oil?
Depends what you are trying to achieve aesthetically, i, would have thought just letting it rot would be a reasonable route with this material.
I think that’s my short term plan to help reduce the mass of the deadwood, but I want to plan long term. How am I going to handle preserving it when I need to slow the decay process?
I would clean out the soft rot then go to a hardware store and ask for wood hardener, if I wanted to maintain the dead wood. However, I don’t think I would want to maintain it- I would just let it go.
Yep! I decided to let it continue to rot, especially because what remains is so bulky.