WASHINGTON – One storm’s debris is another man’s art supplies.
InsideNoVa reports that Joe King, a man from Pennsylvania, is carving the trunk from a fallen tree into a piece of art.
The tree, a 107-foot white oak called the Four Seasons Liberty Oak, was downed by the June derecho. Its trunk lies near the clubhouse in the Four Seasons, a community in Montclair for people over 55 years old.
The tree was believed to have been the oldest of its kind in the county, holding a spot on the county’s champion tree registry. King, who has done similar work across the country, was hired to use the tree trunk as material for an osprey carving.