The City says the tree had been dead for awhile. When they decided to cut it down, local resident Dave Fink approached the City with the idea of having a chainsaw artist sculpt the tree trunk into a piece of artwork. Dave and his wife Vicki offered to pay to have the work done as a donation to the City Park.
Chainsaw artist Brian Parr was brought in to sculpt the tree trunk into a bear, which the Finks have named “Kodiak”.
(photo courtesy of City of Delhi)