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Brian Nicholson, Deseret News
"I usually get called to carve bears or eagles," says Mike Manning as he carves an obelisk out of a tree stump on the front lawn of former Ogden Mayor Steve Dirks 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, then set upright. Manning used a chain saw to rough cut the stump and polished it off with sanders.

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.