Tree Artisan Talks About His Hobby

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(Photo by Ron Richter)
(Photo by Ron Richter)

Last month we ran a story about the City of Sheridan making the best of a situation by contacting a local individual to make art out of leftover tree stumps in Kendrick Park. The stumps were from trees that had to be cut down the previous year due to safety reasons. Tree Artisan David Peterson, chainsaw in hand, spent roughly 30 hours sculpting the larger than life double scoop ice cream cone that sits just off of the roadway through the park.

Peterson says that his inspiration came from a dead tree in his yard a couple of years ago.

Peterson tells a story of one of the more unique experiences he had while crafting the ice cream cone.

Peterson is currently working on his second sculpture in the park, which will be a trout. He indicated that a large wolf sculpture is in the works for the future as well.

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