It was six years ago and my once healthy backyard ash tree had succumbed to the dreaded ash borer disease. This was just one of the 42 trees in our small subdivsion that was designated to be cut down. How could I preserve the memory of my faviorite backyard shade tree? Through a friend, I located a tree carver who miraculously turned my tree trunk into a wonderful barn owl. My ash tree now has been given a second life!