Chainsaw carver makes art from trees damaged during Isaias

Where many see a broken tree limb or a stump in the ground, Jared Welcome sees an opportunity.

News 12 Staff

Aug 12, 2020, 5:51 PM

Updated 1,412 days ago

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Where many see a broken tree limb or a stump in the ground, Jared Welcome sees an opportunity.
The self-proclaimed chainsaw carver has been turning damaged trees into works of art for seven years, and when Tropical Storm Isaias hit, he knew there would be work to be done.
"A chainsaw carver is someone that can take a blank slate of a stump and we can create a piece of art from it," Welcome says.
Welcome says he uses two chainsaws, one is a blocking saw to get rid of the big chunks, and the other one is more lighter on the body so he’s able to move it more and “that's where you get some of the details.”
"When I get up there everything else goes away and you know you want the carving, but there's all the stuff in your way and to me, it's just a process of getting rid of the things you don't need in that log, and then dealing with what you're left with," he says.
Welcome says one day he wishes to compete in chainsaw carving competitions.
 


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