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Brian Nicholson, Deseret News
Fromer Ogden Mayor Steve Dirk watches as Mike Manning carves an obelisk out of a tree stump on his front lawn in Ogden Tuesday, June 12, 2012. The tree fell last December in a strong wind storm and was cut about 10 feet from the ground. Dirks had it set upright, back filled the dirt around it and now boasts a wooden obelisk, complete with lighting to illuminate it at night.

OGDEN — Former Ogden Mayor Steve Dirks is having an obelisk carved out of a tree on his front lawn.

The tree was badly damaged in last year's windstorm, so he propped it back up, filled in the area around it and had it carved by artist Mike Manning.