Chainsaw art pics I took awhile back that I felt were appropriate in honor of the corn harvest this year…………
This year, 82 percent of the Illinois corn is rated good to excellent while only one percent is considered very poor.
Pat Brady, contributor to Amboy Illinois: First 150 Years 1854–2004:
“On June 1, 1999, disaster struck the park when it was hit by a violent thunderstorm which left parts of the city and the Green River City Park virtually destroyed. Between 50 and 60 trees were destroyed and another 50-60 were severely damaged.
“The city was devastated by the loss of so many of its venerable oak trees. It took weeks to clean up the damage, but some of the trees were saved by the insight of a local man, George Kaleel. Kaleel suggested hiring Marie and Bob Boyer, former residents of Amboy, who were known for their chainsaw work. The Boyers came in with their chainsaws and made beautiful works of art out of many of the damaged trees. […] The park now contains dozens of beautifully carved works of art and has become quite a tourist attraction.”