At our entrance, we had a pine tree that was approximately 150′ tall. It was damaged by wind in 2008, and we had to remove several large limbs. In January 2010, we had to remove the rest of the limbs for safety reasons. Because the tree had so much stature at our entrance, I had the tree topped by 32′ and worked with a local chain saw artist, Michael Copas, to make this huge pine into a work of art. After 5 weeks of chain saw work in March of 2010, we had a true piece of art at our entrance. In 2019 we had to remove the top half of the tree as it was beginning to fade and disintegrate because of bugs and weather. All that is left is the lonely bear at the bottom of the trunk.