Sister Audrey, our wood turner, caught the tree service company in time to ask them to save her a number of "chunks" of the major trunks, which she says will make gorgeous maple wood pieces that she can fashion for gifts and for sale in our gift shop, Chapter 57.
Thank you to our E. 9th Street maple tree for decades of beauty and shade. It will continue to give of itself in Audrey's workshop.
|The playground was fashioned around the tree!|
|A crane to get to the very top.|
|The largest "branches" were huge in diameter.|
|Hauling logs, chipping and saving pieces were the three options.|
|Marking this holy ground.|