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Woody - the Tree Spirit
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria
N 49° 49.801 W 097° 05.064
14U E 637764 N 5521491
Quick Description: This great carving is located along the Seine River. The nearest street access is off John Bruce Rd - N49 50.025 W97 05.004
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date Posted: 11/7/2007 8:16:17 PM
Waymark Code: WM2HV6
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member J.A.R.S.
Views: 126

Long Description:
The following info is from a nearby cache, Woody (visit link) .
In 2003, Walter Mirosh and Robert Leclaire of Les Gens de Bois Woodcarving Club, learned of Save Our Seine's (SOS's) effort to preserve the Bois-des-esprits and wanted to get involved. The idea occurred to them to carve a "tree spirit" in the forest. Dave Venema, a volunteer river-keeper and SOS Board member found a carving prospect, a 75 foot elm tree slated for removal due to Dutch Elm Disease (DED).
The trunk had to be cut to a manageable 10 foot height and all infected bark removed by hand to avoid the spread of DED. In over two years, Les Gen de Bois have carved two tree spirits in the ancient elm, once destined to become a lost stump. Today, hundreds of visitors trek through the Bois-des-esprits to see this totem, a unique partnership of art and nature.
See also (visit link)
Type of wood carving: Chainsaw, grinder, chisel & carving tools

Other type:
n/a


Artist's Name: Walter Mirosh and Robert Leclaire

Approximate size/height: 10 feet

Type of wood: Elm

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