From Stump to Eagle

An amazing display of an eagle, which was carved out of an old stump, sits along North Broad Street in Lexington.
Photo by: W. Clay Crook / The Lexington Progress

Article by W. Clay Crook-

In the 200 block of North Broad Street, what was once a dangerously leaning tree, and then a stump, has received new life as a carved eagle, Harley bar and shield, an a draped American flag.

Shiela Hensley had been worried about the leaning tree, but when out of town during the bad weather in May she received a call from her husband saying that the wind had blown it over.

She got on Market Place and asked about stump carvers rather than stump removers. “My husband and I are both veterans and enjoy riding our Harley Davidson motorcycle,” she said, “and the design came from that.”

Many of the Market Place referrals recommended Hank Ivey, and Shiela contacted him. “He used a chainsaw and had it…

For the complete article, see the July 14th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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