Durand, Illinois: Tree Made of Steel Wheels

Almost 400 metal wheels from old farm machinery welded into a "tree" 46 feet high. Unexpected sight on a rural road.

Address:
11218 IL-70, Durand, IL
Directions:
South of Durand on Center Rd/IL-70, about a half-mile south of the intersection of Freeport Rd/IL-75. West side of Center Rd.
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Tree Made of Steel Wheels

The stone in the front of the Wheel Tree reads, "Jimmy R. Schmerse 1998." It continues, "Jim collected wheels for 20 years to make his dream come true. This tree stands in eight yards of concrete, is 46 feet tall, and has 380 wheels on it. It took Jim only 21 days to weld each wheel in place."

[David Manke, 06/22/2020]

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