Places to Visit
Load your people up into the car and take a cruise down the Hamilton Road corridor to check out the 20+ Tree Trunk Sculptures, all with a unique story. Contact us to book a tour!
A large maple tree, the focal point of my front yard, died in the fall of 2011. My family had to decide what to do with it and cutting it down was a worst-case scenario, since this would leave a huge gap in my front yard and take decades to fill with any kind of replacement. Getting it carved into a tree sculpture , like many of the original tree sculptures done in the Woodfield area was . We contacted Robbin Wenzoski, who we found on the internet. He has done most of those in London. We wanted something that was Canadian and to do with wildlife. I have always been fascinated with Canadian big game animals, especially with moose. Robbin advised us that there was not enough material to do a complete body but suggested we consider moose head instead. He would carve it out of black walnut and fuse it to the top of my trunk stump. Needless to say, we were very pleased with the results and able to watch the progress on his face book page as he worked on it at his shop.
What we were not expecting, as time went on, was the attention it attracted from passing motorists and pedestrians. Not a week went by that someone wasn’t stopping by or knocking on our door, asking for permission to take pictures and hear the story behind it. It rapidly became an icon on our street. The neighbourhood joke is that police, fire, ambulance and pizza deliverers are told how many doors east or west the address is from the moose head.
Come Visit Londons Place To Play!
East Park, Located on 1275 Hamilton Road
London, ON N5W 1B1
Murals On Hamilton Road
The Homister House
Located at 585 Hamilton Road.