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Idyllwild, California: Idyllwild Tree Monument

Sculptor David Roy's carved animal amalgamation is 22 feet tall and took four years to complete.

54300 Village Center Dr., Idyllwild, CA
Downtown, just east of Hwy 243. Turn at the Shell station onto Ridge View Drive, then to Village Center Drive. The monument is outside the Idyllwild Inn, next to the Idyll Awhile Bistro and across from Jo-An's Restaurant and Bar.
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Idyllwild Tree Monument:

It was a tall order when the Chamber of Commerce of the California mountain town of Idyllwild decided to commission a huge wooden monument from local chainsaw carver David Roy.

[01/30/2011] Complete Story...

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Idyllwild Tree Monument

David Roy's Idyllwild Tree Monument continues. In the summer he does live carving (with another massive sculpture) by the Chevron station right off Highway 243 (across from the new community center). His work is also on display at several local homes in town, if you drive around.

[SafariScott, 11/21/2011]

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