Saturday, 20 February 2010

The Carved Elm of Le Caylar

The Carved Elm of Le Caylar

The small town of Le Caylar is on the Larzac plateau in the north of Hérault, close to the A75 motorway. The magnificently carved old elm tree in the centre of the town is its most famous landmark. The tree is covered with carvings of insects, birds, farm animals, plants and people. The work took the carver, Michel Chevray, 2000 hours and was completed in autumn 1989. You can read more about the tree on The Woodworkers Institute site.

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