or Perhaps This
or we could do this
Personally I prefer this
Our fearless leaders prefer this
Like the Hip Concert, the stump carvings have disappeared.
Again, Wiarton stumbled upon a great idea, and let it go!
I am told that it cost $1,500 to take down a tree and about $2,200 to remove the stump.
I am told it costs $1,300 to carve a trunk after the tree has been cut down.
A stump is a stump, art is priceless.
This is a tourist town! We depend on the money the tourists spend. unfortunately, we don’t have a reason for the 85,000 cars carrying the 285,000 tourist to the ferry each year to stop, other than Willie or gas and maybe an ice cream cone.
The artist does a great job and I think the carvings add much to our little town. The Town of Orangeville has done 50 or 60 of their tree stumps and turned them into works enjoyed by many.
Ted’s Diner over in Meaford has an outstanding display in the front of his place that I enjoy.
Wiarton now has stumps.
We have the opportunity to capitalize on a moving market that passes through here every year. If they have a reason so stop and look arround, they will spend money.
In this day and age where everyone is chasing the tourist dollars, we have to provide a reason to keep the here. The park and the water front are nice but the more that is offered the more that is gained.
I don’t why the carvings have stopped but I think it is a mistake. Not only because of the loss to tourism but because the carvings are positive end for the trees that once stood there.
I have taken visitors to Orangeville just to look at their carvings. We wander arround the town and spend an afternoon and a few dollars just enjoying what was created.
I think we should carry on carving as it adds so much, saves us few buck and gives the the visitors to our town a nother reason to stay.