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Woman Told To Cut Down Century-Old Tree On Her Property Turns it Into Work of Art Instead

…and something the whole neighborhood could visit and enjoy.


Sara Sanders owns a 110-year-old cedar on her property in Everett, Washington. When the tree proved to be a road hazard, with falling limbs causing road blockages, city officials told her to cut it down.

Heartbroken, Sara was all ready to say goodbye to the 120-foot-tall century-old tree when she had an idea. Contacting chainsaw artist, Larry Carter, they worked together to transform the iconic tree into a thing of beauty.

Sara Sanders was told to cut this beautiful cedar down.

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She bought her property 17 years ago solely because of the towering tree, and now instead of cutting it down, she saw her chance to make an impact on the community.

She teamed up with Larry to create a work of art that anyone in the neighborhood could use.

They turned the cedar into a mini library!

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Sara, who always loved wood carvings, directed Larry to turn his expertise to shaping the tree into a little library.

“I think many people are not reading anymore. I think that it’s important,” Sara said.

When the tree library was completed, Sara put an initial dozen books inside. The library even features a bear with a message board.

Sara named him Charlie.

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Sara included some of her favorite mystery novels into the mix. Going out to take a look from time to time, she noticed dozens of people started to check out the books.

She’s even seen someone trying to find a book at night with a flashlight.

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The cut-down cedar eventually took on a life of its own in the neighborhood. Children frequently came up to pat Charlie and choose a book to read instead of playing with electronic devices.

The neighborhood library tree.

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Sara’s sorrow at having to get rid of her beloved cedar has been replaced with joy at seeing her community make full use of the library it has become.

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15 Genius Kitchen Hacks That Will Help You Save A Lot Of Time And Money

With these simple kitchen hacks, you can make your food last longer and enjoy them fresher.

Buying groceries for the whole week at once can save you a lot of time, but is it really economical? Tomatoes, vegetables, and other fresh goods easily rot when not consumed immediately.

Instead of saving, these will just go to waste – wasted food, wasted money. And so, to save a lot of money, we are going to enlist kitchen hacks that will help you store your fresh goods longer and fresher.

1. Know which food will rot in the refrigerator quickly.


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20 Super Easy Food Hacks that Are Borderline Genius

Kitchen work doesn’t have to be complicated!

Cooking and handling food is hard enough as it is without the usual spills and mishaps. Luckily, the internet is filled with useful life hacks to make preparing and eating food so much easier!

Buy your veggies in bulk and freeze them in airtight bags so they don't go bad for weeks.

Buy your veggies in bulk and freeze them in airtight bags so they don't go bad for weeks.

Save your asparagus by cutting off their bottoms and putting them in a jar of water.

Save your asparagus by cutting off their bottoms and putting them in a jar of water.

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22 DIY Toy Organizer Hacks That Will Make Every Parent’s Life a Lot Easier

Get those hammers and get ready to organize those kids’ toy!

Have you ever tried stepping to a LEGO of your child? I can feel your pain. Scattered small toys from a child’s play are very inevitable and it is, too, very unlikely that you won’t step on them.

Of course, you can’t get mad with your child as he or she is only playing and enjoying their toys. But, what if their little toys are still spread out in every single corner of your house even when they are already done playing?

That’ll cause more headache than stepping on a LEGO, right? So, check out these 22 simple toy organizer hacks that will help you arrange your children’s playthings and other stuff.

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