Artist creates amazing bench from fallen tree at local park

- A 150-year-old oak tree fell in Oakland Park in Winter Garden recently leaving officials with a conundrum of what to do with the slain lumber. 

However, for one artist, the massive fallen tree provided him a canvas to work with. Local chainsaw artist Sam Knowles was hired and he recently completed the project seen in the pictures above that now provides Oakland Park with a unique bench which he describes as "a little slice of Florida."

Included on the bench are meticulously crafted turtles and alligators. The finishing touches include the staining and sealing of the wood along with the carving of the Oakland Park logo into the bench.

Original Story: Artist turning fallen tree into living bench

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