Do You Have An Old Tree On Your Front Lawn?

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Services Inc.

Do You Have An Old Tree On Your Front Lawn?

Do you have an old tree on your front lawn and it's time to have it removed before it falls down.  You have passed by this old tree thousands of times, cut the grass around it and maybe hung some Christmas trees lights on it.

It's hard to make the decision to have the tree taken down, you feel bad having the old tree removed.  Well, we have the solution for you.  Have a look here at what one of our neighbours came up with.

Get your neighbours all together and you could all have your own street of "treemen".

 

Image of Old Man Winter carved into a tree trunk.  Picture of Old Man Winter carved into a tree.

Do You Have An Old Tree On Your Front Lawn?

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Rainer
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Lori Bernek
SFR, ABR
Pocono Mountain Lakes Realty

Very cool.  A lot of people in my area have done that too, some people carve them into mushrooms also!

April 09, 2010 04:16 PM
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John Thomas
EcoBroker, MSEE, MBA
E3 Green HOMES

That is really gorgeous and a great honor to the wisdom of the tree and the life force it represents. Too bad the tree had to go but the sculpture stand bold in its honor.

April 09, 2010 04:50 PM
Rainmaker
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Jim Cheney
Rincon Valley Realtor
Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA

I wish I was that artisitic and creative.  I might be lucky to etch out a peace sign or something but that would be it!

April 09, 2010 05:55 PM
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Michael J. O'Connor
Eastvale - 951-847-4883
Diamond Ridge Realty

That IS a creative idea for the old tree.  I love the idea of public art on display at one's home and I like the 'green' feel of this one as well.  Excellent idea!!

April 09, 2010 06:32 PM
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Marney Kirk
Towson, Maryland Real Estate
Keller Williams Excellence Realty

Al & Peggy, that is such a NEAT idea, and WOW what BEAUTIFUL carvings! How gorgeous!

April 09, 2010 06:45 PM
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Ed Silva
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754

Hey Al & Peggy, I have seen stuff like that before, very creative and it saves the cost of digging out the tree's root system.

April 09, 2010 07:19 PM
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Michelle Gibson
REALTOR
Hansen Real Estate Group Inc.

Al & Peggy - That is talent right there, no erasing and starting over.

April 09, 2010 07:49 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
Your Southern Utah Residential Real Estate Agent
Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 435.632.9374

Those faces are great Al & Peggy! And what an impressive tribute to those mature trees and forget pulling them out, make them a work of art for everyone to continue to appreciate!

April 09, 2010 07:50 PM
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George Souto
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Al and Peggy now that is an interesting idea.  No trees in my front yard, but maybe I could go carve my neighbors tree :)

April 09, 2010 08:36 PM
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Elizabeth Bolton
Cambridge MA Realtor
RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA

Hi Al and Peggy ~ Only if it's a really sick or dead old tree - not just old!!  I **love** trees - takes a long time to make 'em. Nothing better than a big, old tree in the front yard.  There's a guy around here who makes art out of trees that have to come down but this one here is really spectacular.  What a treat!

Liz

April 09, 2010 08:51 PM
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I love it! Absolutely love it! Seems like a starving artist might be able to create a really nice niche market.

April 09, 2010 10:05 PM
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Melinda (Mel) Peterson
The Naked Blogger 541-659-1620
Real Estate Cafe LLC

What a creative and adorable way to recycle an old tree!  I love it :)

April 09, 2010 10:21 PM
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Al & Peggy Cunningham Brokers, Brampton Ontario Homes For Sale 905-450-5500
RE/MAX Realty Services Inc.

That would be pretty cool Lori.  We have only seen wood carving like this at exhibits and craft stores. Good work isn't it?

Great point John. We have seen uses for tree stumps before, but never like this.

LOL, us too Jim. And the patience aspect, we would never make it through all that detailed carving.

Yes Michael we agree and it is pretty neat to look at.   

Really good isn't it Marney? Too bad whoever the artist was didn't sign his name, guess that would have commercialized it.

That is so true Ed. We have never seen anything like this on someone's front lawn before, its great!

Yes, Michelle, no photo shopping here!

It is an honour to the old tree for sure Wanda! Now its a piece of art.

Uh-oh! What seed have we planted? Maybe you should stay put George, it's safer that way!  But you could slip over to Ed's place.......

Absolutely agree with you Liz. It has pretty big trunck and it was close to the house, maybe it was encroaching or something.

For sure Russel, how many people can do something like this? It is a piece of artwork now!  We have another guy that makes ice sculptures every year on his front lawn in the winter, he is just as amazing.

Very unique and creative isn't it Melinda and as Ed Silva says saved on removing the roots

April 10, 2010 07:14 AM
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Tom Boos
Sine & Monaghan Realtors, Real Living

I've seen many of these sculptures in our area over the years and I think it's a clever way to create a piece of art from a tree that's dead or dying.

April 10, 2010 09:34 AM
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Marc Swartz
CPA, CA - Toronto, Durham & York Regions, Ontario

Al and Peggy - Perhaps this tree is a friend of the talking, moving trees in Lord of the Rings.

April 10, 2010 12:01 PM
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Chris Smith
South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage

I see a lot of this in my neck of the woods... its soo much better than just chopping a tree down, isn't it?

April 10, 2010 01:24 PM
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Diane Williams

What a neat thing to do, some people have so much talent.

April 11, 2010 06:13 AM
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