North Star Camp for Boys

Thursday, June 9, 2011

6/9/11 Pre-pre Camp Picture of the Day

When life gives you lemons... Carve a totem pole?

Last year right around this time we realized that one of our oak trees in front of the main lodge was not doing so well. We had the tree service come in and we came to the conclusion that it couldn't be saved. We could have simply removed the tree, but it gave us the opportunity to create something. So they left much of the tree and a wood carver from nearby Seeley, WI named Tim Thoresen came in and got to work.

Tim did the same a few years back when a tree near our maintenance shop had to come down. As you'll see below, there are many elements in the carving. It took Tim less than a week and much of his work is done with a chain saw and other power tools.

Here are some more pics of the new wood carving.