Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Carving Dead Trees Into Public Art

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Trees have long life spans, but eventually they too die of old age or succumb to diseases or get damaged in thunderstorms and hurricanes. When trees in urban spaces die and show signs of toppling over or breaking off, the city might decide to remove them for the safety of those around.

The remaining stumps then provide a wonderful opportunity for wood carvers to showcase their talent and liven up the neighborhood at the same time. Here are nine towns that show us that not all pieces of public art has to involve steel, granite and concrete.

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