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A couple in Palm Harbor, Florida lost a large Red Bay tree in their front yard last summer to the Ambrosia beetle, which seems to prey exclusively on members of the Laurel family – some sort of fungus the bug carries chokes the tree out in a matter of weeks.  This 40 foot tall tree was prominent on the property and they were very sad to have to have it removed. They commissioned a local artist who specializes in wood carving to turn the stump into something that would enhance the property. The carver is Gil Watson and more examples of his work can be see on his Facebook page Watson’s Art Gallery.

Gil Watson transformed a tree stump into a beautiful sculpture of three dolphin chasing bait fish.

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