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My Tree Spirits: Bruce, Abner, and Ralph

Jessica Morgan, M.H.

Amongst our yard live three of the strongest souls I know: My tree spirits, Bruce, Abner, and Ralph.

Our trees live in what is called "The Avenue of Faces" which is a row of several dozen carved trees and stumps in and across the street from City Park in Tehachapi. However these faces show up all over town hidden here and there. They're at the lake, tucked into peoples yards and gardens, all over the parks, and peeking out where you'd least expect them.

All of these are the work of local artist Kent Holmgren. He's been sculpting wood with chainsaws for over twenty years. These sculpted trees are also known as "tree spirits" and every tree's face is unique. Our tree faces are over six feet long and watch over our garden, it's just amazing.

I have to admit that beyond the amazing location of our little home, and even the land, it was the trees that convinced my husband and I to buy our house. Everyday I go outside and wave hi or pat their hairy chins. Abner never smiles, but I know he likes the attention anyway.

Take a little peek at our friends, they wanted to say hi.

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Jessica Morgan, M.H.


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