Remember me telling you about having to remove two, century-old trees at the farm because of Dutch Elm Disease? I thought you might like to know the outcome of that saga. Some of the wood we turned into lumber and the branches became firewood, enough for many seasons to come.
From Bark to Art
But an artist in Springfield also transformed the old trees into several decorative bowls and cutting boards. The artist, Chrissy Zucchini, is a second generation wood turner, whose work “reveals the spirit of the tree.”
On her website RareEarth Wood Turning, Chrissy writes, “The tree lives on in different forms while we continue to appreciate a gift from nature.” Now when I see these splendidly transformed pieces, I remember the grand, old trees I once enjoyed viewing from my kitchen window. They have been given new life and usefulness. Not a bad reminder for the Easter season.