Columbia, Maryland: Wizard Tree

Resembling Gandalf, an old pine tree in a suburban front yard has been carved into an eight-foot-tall wizard clutching a tall staff, with an owl perched on his shoulder and a fox standing watch at his foot.
Address:
9459 Macomber Lane, Columbia, MD
Directions:
US Hwy 29 exit 18. Drive east on Broken Land Pkwy, then first left onto Stevens Forest Rd. Drive three-quarters of a mile. Turn right at stoplight onto Kilimanjaro Rd. Drive a half-mile. Turn right onto Macomber Lane (high school on left). Drive to cul-de-sac; you'll see the wizard on the left.
Admission:
Free
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Wizard Tree.

Wizard Tree

The Wizard Tree is still visible. Cool stop.

[Debbie, 03/05/2017]

Wizard Tree.

Wizard Tree

What a surprise!

[catluvgirl, 03/11/2016]

The eight-foot-tall wizard was carved from a pine tree stump by sculptor Evelyn Mogren in 2014. The owners of the tree initially were worried that their neighbors might not like a Goliath-size front yard wizard on their block, but the Village Board decided that it actually made the neighborhood look better.

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