Turn a Dead Tree Into Art – Stump Art is Real!

We perform a lot of tree removal work in Portland. A lot. Whether a tree is dead or dangerous, we are there to help people safely remove trees with no bodily or structural damage. Often, we are asked what people should do with the wood. Many Portland homes still have fireplaces or wood burning stoves, so the first option? Keep the wood as firewood. Or give it away. Honestly, do whatever you want with it! Then, what do you do with the large stump now situated in your yard? Our best answer? Find a stump artist pronto and have a unique, one of a kind, tree stump art commissioned.

What Do You Mean, Tree Stump Art?

I mean bears, dragons, and salmon, oh my! Stump artist, chainsaw artist, same thing. There are some amazing people out there turning stumps into one-of-a-kind pieces of art. And of course, Portland has plenty of them. The sky’s the limit when it comes to what your average tree stump can look like, but if you can dream it, I am sure there is a tree stump artist who can make it happen. Here are a few of my favorites in and around the state, and some examples of their work.

Check out Toby J, a stump artist who is a whiz with a chainsaw, living in Aurora, Oregon.

tree stump art by Toby J

owl stump art by Toby J

Robert Tidwell also does great work. Love this one.

Robert Tidwell Oregon chainsaw artist

There is Even a Stump Art Festival

Did you know that there is a chainsaw art competition every year? Artists come from all over the country and even a few from Europe to compete for over four days in various chainsaw art contests at the Chainsaw Festival. If you’re looking for a fun weekend getaway next summer, plan to head to Reedsport, Oregon for the big weekend – fun is sure to be had.

And this one isn’t from Portland, but I love it so much I just had to include it. Can you imagine walking through a forest and finding this piece by mistake?

stump art

This magical chainsaw art was created by Andy O’Neill.

Oh, and one more – Jordan Anderson is uber talented and now living in Alaska, though previously lived in Oregon for periods of time. This video shows him carving an octopus.

Portland Tree Removal and Stump Removal

ArborPro Tree Experts are industry leaders in tree removal in Portland and the surrounding area, including Beaverton, Lake Oswego, Sherwood, Tualatin, West Linn, Happy Valley, Oregon City, Tigard, Hillsboro, Gresham and more. We always offer a free quote for an tree service, so give us a ring!

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