Monday, July 2, 2012

Tree Carving

On my way home from Kiwanis this noon, I noticed that Harry Hoffman had a tree cut down and a Squirrel carved from its stump. It was a spruce tree that was probably planted when the house was built back in the '20's. The tree came to our attention when we had the farm and frequently drove in to town about sunset. It "stood out" as the tallest tree among many on the City horizon. We were able to identify it's location just north of the Fire Station. A few years later, a storm in the area took out  about the top 15 feet of the tree. The storm took out several trees in town including our Bradford Pear and was referred to as a "Derecho"; similar to the storm that hit several trees this past weekend at the Congressional Country Club in Washington, D.C. I'm not aware of what prompted the removal of this tree but it is certainly a nice tribute to  have such an appropriate carving made from it's trunk. Harry is to be congratulated.

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