This Crane was carved for the annual Trustees of Reservations Fund raiser in 2006. The carving was inspired during the Arbor Day event at Castle Hill in the spring of 2006. I'm a reqular participant in the Arbor Day event. But instead of taking the trees down, I carve one up. I carved a smaller 2 foot high crane for this event. 2006 at the Castle Arbor Day, the scenery was magnificant. Watching the tree companies take down these huge trees and the white cranes in the marsh gave me the idea to make a crane from a log taken from the crane estate for the Crane Estate fund raiser. Kristie did a nice paint job and the piece sold the first day of the fund raiser. It was all quite serendipitous.