Six foot tree sculpture hits 300 block of S. Humphrey

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Scott and Jeanne Cochrane, of Northern Exposure Chainsaw Carvings in Homer Glen, Ill., created a 6 foot scultpure for Marc and Dorie Blessof, a former village board member and his wife, on Saturday, May 3.

"Our extremely large swamp maple was progressively hollow and we had been advised to take it down before it fell," Marc wrote in an email. "We wanted to do something different, so we tracked down Scott and Jeanne."

It took the wood carving duo a little under six hours to complete the project. Marc carved 9 owls and one sleeping racoon and Jeanne did the painting.

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Scott Concertman  

Posted: September 15th, 2014 7:18 PM

Most Oak Parkers know Swamp tree as Red Maple with bright colored leaves in fall. Nice repurposing! Second trunk carving I seen so far in OP. Your tree when alive looked to be around 70 to 90 years old.

Chumley   

Posted: May 6th, 2014 12:06 PM

How much does this service cost?

June from Oak Park  

Posted: May 6th, 2014 11:37 AM

Awesome

Mary Unbehauen Rodrigo from Oak Park, Illinois  

Posted: May 6th, 2014 3:06 AM

Love it!

Diane Kristy from OP  

Posted: May 5th, 2014 10:44 PM

Beautiful!

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