Racoon Tree, Folsom California
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member FolsomNatural
N 38° 40.957 W 121° 09.983
10S E 659489 N 4283152
Quick Description: The Racoon Tree stands guard at the entrance to the Folsom City Zoo.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/27/2014 5:30:53 PM
Waymark Code: WMKTDR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
Views: 1

Long Description:
This wood carving is known at the Racoon Tree despite the fact that there is a big jolly bear sitting on top, and in spite of the fact that the racoon family looks more like bears than racoons.

The carving is made out of a tree with much of the original shape intact. The center, just above eye level shows a family of smiling racoons staring at the viewer. On top sits a friendly-looking bear with one paw raised.

This tree is located near the concession stand at the entrance to the Folsom City Zoo. The address is 403 Stafford Street, Folsom, CA 95630. The carving is near the center of Folsom City Park at the same address. It is outside of the zoo, so there are no entrance fees.

There is ample parking near by as well as activities for children and families. The city park has playgrounds, ball fields and hiking trails. The Folsom City Library and the Railroad ride are within walking distance.
Type of wood carving: Combination of carving tools

Approximate size/height: 15 feet tall

Type of wood: Fir

Other type: Not listed

Artist's Name: Not listed

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