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Beauty from the beast
A friend called me to come examine the root-mat of a large wild cherry tree that grew on his property near Asheville, NC. The tree was tortuously uprooted during a 1994 hurricane.
One look and I eagerly salvaged part of the tree. So did various other artists and woodworkers who used the rest of the tree for furniture and turnings. We all played our part in helping ease the storm’s devastation by coaxing out beauty from its wake.