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Tree Sculpture Commissioned To Highlight Local Species At-Risk

Wednesday September 28th, 2022, 4:45pm

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Brady’s Drug Store is paying tribute to local species of concern by turning a tree stump into an artful reminder that we can all contribute to protecting creatures and plants in Essex Count

The carvings represent species at risk which are native to Essex County. Brady’s consulted experts from the Essex Region Conservation Authority and the Ojibway Nature Centre to confirm the list of threatened species to feature.

The ten-foot tree stump has been carved with the likeness of a:

  • Barn owl and three babies
  • Barn swallow
  • Fox snake
  • Golden seal
  • Green round leaved briar
  • Grey fox
  • King rail
  • Massassauga rattler
  • Prothonotary warbler
  • Soft shell turtle
  • lined skink

Wheatley wood carvers, Heather and Dan Mallaby of Erie Treasures Chainsaw Art designed and carved the piece, which still has a little room on the back for a future project.

“We wanted to create a reminder of the impacts of climate change and development on our local habitats and their inhabitants,” says Pharmacist-Owner Tim Brady at Brady’s Drug Store. “In the spirit of re-purposing existing materials, we took the remains of a tree and brought it back to life through art.”

The wood carving can be found in the back (south) lot of the Essex Medical Centre, which is home to Brady’s Drug Store, located at 186 Talbot Street South in Essex.

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