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Ash tree transformed into 15-foot-tall ear of corn

By ELLEN SIMMONS • May 9, 2018 at 4:35 PM

NEW LONDON — Re­tired New Lon­don farmer Ger­ald Hanko re­cently lost a 200-year-old ash tree in his yard on Fay­ette Road be­cause of an in­festa­tion by the em­er­ald ash borer.

He con­tacted Ja­cob Smith, a chain­saw carver from Clyde, and the re­sult is a 15-foot high, 67-inch di­am­e­ter ear of corn painted bright yel­low and green. The carv­ing is clearly vis­i­ble from the road.

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