August 11, 2017 7:13 pm
Updated: August 12, 2017 6:57 pm

Dead trees getting new life as works of art in Moose Jaw

The Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery is giving dead trees a new life in Crescent Park by turning them into intricate carved works of art.

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The Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery is giving dead trees a new life in Crescent Park.

The stumps of dead trees in the park have been carved into works of art.

“What happened was the city parks had to cut down a few of the trees that had died, and they cut them down and they were still about 10 feet tall,” said Joan Maier, the Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery’s administrative director.

“So we were walking through the park one day, and we thought as a group, ‘This would be really neat if they were carved.’”

Two trees were carved last year, and another two were carved this year with a Canada 150 theme.

Maier expects more trees to be carved in the near future, as there are several more aging trees in Crescent Park.

“The majority of these were planted during the Depression, so lots of the trees are getting to that age where they are dying out,” she said.

The project was a joint effort between the museum, the city’s Parks and Recreation department and the Crescent Park Foundation.

The Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery is giving dead trees a new life in Crescent Park, as with this Canada 150-themed carving.

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One of the carved trees in Crescent Park.

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