New Feature at Marshall Square Park
By Alicia Tai and Grace Sweeney
Beginning this fall, visitors of Marshall Square Park in West Chester can enjoy the meticulously carved statue of an 18-foot tall and over 125-year-old red oak.
After three weeks of laborious work, chainsaw artist Marty Long created a breathtaking sculpture from a newly cut down tree. The tree was planned originally to be taken down because of the danger it posed to pedestrians; however, the process was stopped before the job was complete due to issues with the contractor. The statue is now ornamented with various animals, and houses a friendly gnome. The extravagantly decorated tree brings a new aspect to life in the Borough as residents and visitors enjoy the view.