Hulbert, Michigan: Bowling Ball Tree

A two-story "tree" made of metal poles has bowling balls hanging from the ends of each branch.

Handshake Motel

Address:
Hwy 28, Hulbert, MI
Directions:
Handshake Motel. On the north side of Hwy 28 a quarter-mile east of its intersection with Hulbert Rd. Set back from the road; difficult to see when leaves are on the trees.
Admission:
Free
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Bowling Ball tree.

Bowling Ball Tree

I've driven past this dozens of times over the last ten years, but I didn't notice it until this winter because the leaves were off the surrounding trees. It looks to be made of iron rebar with bowling balls as "leaves," all sprouting from a tall pole in the front yard of the Handshake Motel.

[Lyle L., 02/15/2015]

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