A Washington woman turned her beloved cedar into a whimsical library tree.
When the city of Everett, Washington told Sara Sanders that her cedar tree was beyond help and must be cut down she was sad, but knew it was the right thing to do.
As Sanders herself said, “It was deteriorating to the point where it was dangerous.”
She was devastated, but undeterred and had an idea: make her beloved tree into a community library!
Enter chainsaw artist Larry Carter and his fertile imagination.
Laughed Carter, “You have no idea how it’s gonna go about it.”
But it wouldn’t be long before Carter’s chainsaw was up, running, and making cedar chips.
Suddenly there was a community library the likes of which has never been seen in the town, maybe even the state, before.
Carter carved a few bears into the former tree, and even a raccoon named after his neighbor, Rocky.
The rule of this new library: take a book, leave a book.
Although Sanders is saddened by the loss of her beautiful tree, having a “library” in her front yard more than makes up for it.