Thursday, June 21, 2007

Wood sculptures on Dirksen Parkway

You've probably glanced at the chainsaw wood sculptures on Dirksen Parkway,
but not had a chance to really see them when driving in traffic.

You can click on a photo for a larger view.

This is too funny!
The day after this page was uploaded, the local paper ran a story on this same topic!

Homeowner couldn’t bear to let go of trees

Published Friday, June 22, 2007

We have known about the chainsaw art on Dirksen Parkway for weeks...

Now we know that Carl Higginbotham from Oak Hill Power Carving in Oakford is the chainsaw artist. The statues are a tribute to the owner's grandfather, who planted the pin oaks many years ago. Last year's tornadoes damaged the trees enough that they were a risk to the home and nearby powerlines.

Regarding the new remote controlled iron gate...

"People see the gate and joke that we had to build a cage for the animals," Bill said.
(Quote from SJR article)

More Springfield photos

APL Animal Protective League / Butterflies

Cross country bicyclist pedals to Springfield and beyond

Friends of Lincoln Library Book sale / TV 20 news
Lincoln Library ready for book sale
Wood docks at Lake Springfield Marina
Chasing Rainbows / Lake Springfield sunset
I-72 Recreation Drive interchange construction
East Lake Drive bicycle and walking path

Leo's Italian Pizzeria

Old Capitol Art Fair 2007 photos
Uncle Chuck's Greenhouse
Edwin Watts Southwind Park Update May 20, 2007

Fire at former Branch Facility on Recreation Drive...
Westbound I-72 traffic / construction zone
Another alternative energy car !
Name that Springfield location...part 2
Suttill's Gardens
Habitat for Humanity store

Name that farm equipment
Monical's Pizza near Meijers
Sugar Angel
Baskin Robbins 31 cent scoop night!
Future home of the Holy Land Diner ?
2003 Cingular High Dive Show at Illinois State Fair...
Humphrey's Market - the flowers are in !!!

Sushi Beautiful Sushi
The dog water fountains at Washington Park
Springfield Clinic Building Project tree removal
The Apple Barn is OPEN !!!!
Lincoln Library renovations
Cute puppies
Name that restaurant...part 15
Pizza Machine

Scenes from various local parks this weekend...
Greater Springfield Home and Builders Show
Super Home Expo Building and Remodeling show photo...
llinois Products Expo photos
As the deer...
Old Capitol Plaza
Wendy's Chicken Chainsaw Toddy

Smoker's lungs
Lincoln Land catcher signed by Seattle Mariners
The Cub's Ryan O'Malley and Ron Santo visit
Ryan O'Malley with the Chicago Cubs
Former Cardinal and Cubs pitcher Lee Smith
Chatham's cow chip throwing contest 2006
Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

Dinner at Little Saigon
Springfield Dog Park
EMI Manufacturing Jacksonville Illinois
Illinois State Fair photos
Powerlight Fest photos
My first Illinois State Fair Parade (see photos!)
My trip to Decatur

Springfield, Illinois email list

Check out the chainsaw sculptures shown below at Amazon.

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