Carvings for a Cause: Turning Fallen Trees into Works of Art| 10mins
Director: Jesse Koch (DMA â€™08), Lauren Mariacher (COM â€™08) & Shannon | Producer: Jesse Koch (DMA â€™08), Lauren Mariacher (COM â€™08) & Shannon
Focus Years: 2008 | Country: United States
When Buffalo, New York was hit with a surprise snowstorm in October 2006, nearly 57,000 trees were damaged or destroyed. In light of this unprecedented storm, "Carvings for a Cause" was established as a way to reuse damaged and fallen trees. A local chainsaw artist transformed eight- to twelve-foot tree trunks into depictions of historical and social figures from Western New York, the sale of which will be used to re-tree the region.