Hello all, I have a bit of construction issue here. I have some friends who have an issue with a scenic piece they are building. It's a 12' tall, black, palm tree. The original plan was to frame the entire thing in 1x2, and ground support it with a stage brace. I have some major concerns with this plan, as you can see from the elevation [which I might scan in later]. The stage brace can only support this thing up about 6-7'. We can't have that much material that high up. My idea is to frame the bottom use a stage brace, and also run lines up to the grid, to take the weight off the top, which may or may not be framed. However, I am concerned that the leaf sections may have some weight distribution issues. I'm not sure, I have some other ideas, but does the booth think?