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Battle Creek, Michigan: Fantasy Forest

Dragons, wizards, gnomes, and castles carved from the stumps of trees killed by the emerald ash borer.

Lelia Arboretum

922 W. Michigan Ave., Battle Creek, MI
Lelia Arboretum. Northwest of the city. Take MI-89/W. Michigan Ave. to Lelia Arboretum. Once inside the entry gates, bear right; you'll qyuckly see a small parking lot for the Fantasy Forest on the right.
Dawn-dusk Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Carved bearded face.

Fantasy Forest

Very cool art. Look for painted rocks scattered around on the carvings.

[Terri, 10/11/2019]

Stump carvings - Troll Totem.

Fantasy Forest

An old forest area destroyed by parasites, turned into a forest of stump-carved characters. Beautiful stop. Free. Lots of tree carvings.

[Jennifer Foster, 06/24/2019]

The trees were killed by the emerald ash borer, an invasive species that hitchhiked into Michigan on shipping containers via the Great Lakes.

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