We had two huge pine trees on a lot where we are renovating a building for a future business.
They were leaning towards some power lines, so the power company wanted to cut a lot of the branches away.
Rather than hacking the trees so that they looked totally ugly by having half the branches gone, we decided to cut them into stumps and see if we could have them carved into statues instead.
Here is the journey!:
And here is the worker cutting the tree branches (and eventually the trees) down:
Here is Chad, our woodcarving artist, starting on the first statue:
A closeup of how he used a CHAINSAW to make beautiful art!:
Yes! It is an eagle on the top:
And the Second stump HAD to be this:
Here is the eagle holding the fish, along with the bear peeking out. This only took him a day to do!! (With a chainsaw!) It was amazing to watch him do this!:
Here is a closeup of the side of the fish. Done with a chainsaw!:
The front view of our bear:
A closer view of the detail: