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Chainsaw artist Ardee Faultersack, left, joins Carol Nutt and Karen Klug with a recently completed tribute to Barbra and Ed Kolm at the Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds in Berrien Springs.

BERRIEN SPRINGS — A large silver maple tree on the Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds has been taking shape into something memorable this summer.

Benton Harbor resident Ardee Faultersack uses chainsaws to carve, slice and create pieces of art from wood. At the start of this summer, Faultersack got to work on shaping the tree near the mall stage on the fairgrounds into a sculpture of a blue heron, accompanied with cattails, perched owls and a bench with a special engraving on the back.

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Chainsaw artist Ardee Faultersack has created a wooden carving of a blue heron as a tribute to Barbra and Ed Kolm at the Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds in Berrien Springs.

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Chainsaw artist Ardee Faultersack recently completed a tribute to Barbra and Ed Kolm at the Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds in Berrien Springs.

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