Bringing wildlife to life
When a storm blew down a tree in his yard, Troy Helget carved himself a new career.
As Helget surveyed the damage caused by the strong winds, he didn't see destruction - he saw possibilities. Instead of getting rid of the stump of the tree, he decided to make it into a work of art.
"I had this big stump, so I carved a big fish in it," said the Alexandria resident of his first chainsaw carving. "It turned out pretty good, so it became a hobby."
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