Frederick, Maryland: Towering Peace Candle Tree (Gone)

In a private home's yard, a towering dead tree trunk had been carved to resemble a lit candle with the word "PEACE" affixed to it.
On the south side of W. 2nd St. just east of Upper College Terrace. A couple of blocks south of the Hood College campus.
July 2017: Reported gone.

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Towering Peace Candle Tree

This tree has been cut down and will probably be hauled away soon.

[Mike Adams, 07/05/2017]

Peace candle.

Towering Peace Candle Tree

In a private home's yard, there's a tree trunk that's been carved to resemble a lit candle. The word "PEACE" is spelled out in letters attached to the tree. It's visible from the street, and easily photographed from the sidewalk. I haven't seen any news reports about it, and there didn't seem to be anyone home to ask about it.

[Julie Mangin, 05/01/2012]

From the photo, the candle looks like it's been weathering for a while. Maybe the Peace Candle was a hippie-style post-9/11 memorial?

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