Warsaw, Virginia: Enchanted Forest: Tom Rhodes Tree Carving Trail

Octogenarian Tom Rhodes has carved pop culture figures into trees on his 12-acre property since 2004. The public is welcome to try to find them all; there are a lot.

Address:
211 Wallace St., Warsaw, VA
Directions:
From US-360/Richmond Rd in town, just east of the stoplight intersection of Main St., turn south onto Wallace St. Drive a quarter-mile. You'll see a paved pull-off on the left, leading to a trail into the woods.
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Yoda tree carving.

Tom Rhodes Tree Carving Trail

A dirt road will take you to the main path leading to nearly 70 tree carvings scattered through the woods. Each carving is on a well-worn path. If the path has a 2x4 price of wood across it, that means that there are no more carvings past the wood.

Mr Rhodes was working on a carving while I was there, and then he just disappeared, like a forest-carving fairy.

[Stacey Daniel, 04/29/2021]

Batman carving.

Enchanted Forest: Tom Rhodes Tree Carving Trail

A short dirt road with trails on either side. Follow the trails and find the tree carvings. I took photos of 68, but I don't know if that is all of them or not. Tom has sold the property but the carvings are still there to be seen. There are arrangements in place to preserve his work if a developer should ever come.

[Leo Cecil, 07/24/2020]

Tom, now in his eighties, has been chiseling into the trees since 2004. He's completed close to 100 carvings.


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