4/25/17 ASHLAND, Ohio - Jack Riese and Andrew Wise from Lumberjack Chainsaw Art out of Dalton, Ohio, spent much of two days carving an eagle out of an old tree near the archway in front of Founders Hall along College Avenue on the Ashland University campus.
The tree that was carved is an old scotch pine that dates back to nearly 140 years ago when Ashland University was founded in 1878. The University had been trying to save the tree for years but it was taken down last fall.
The University came up with the idea to carve the Old Abe eagle out of the stump to honor the history of the University and create an historical marker since the tree was planted around the time the school was founded.
Click the link -- https://youtu.be/hHC8MNPs_uI -- to see the time-lapse video of the Eagle carving.
Photo courtesy of Allison Waltz, Eagle Eye Photography.