Self-Storage Owner Turns Damaged Tree Into Wildlife Art in Omaha, NE

When an ash tree at a Milt’s Mini Storage in Omaha, Neb., required removal, the owner decided to turn the tall stump into a memorable work of art. The self-storage property at 4550 F St. now features a freshly carved bear and pair of eagles. The artist also carved the facility address into what remains of the tree, which faces F St.

It took artist Jeff Dahr two days to shape and paint the animals, according to the source. He used chainsaws and torches to craft the piece. “Your chainsaw is an extension of your hand,” said Dahr, who’s been designing with wood for 15 years. “If you know what you're carving, then all you do is take the wood away that's no supposed to be there.”

Dahr carves about 100 pieces of art annually across 10 states. Each costs $400 to $2,000, Dahr said.

Founded more than 40 years ago, Milt’s Mini Storage operates six facilities in Omaha and two in Bellevue, Neb. The company is family-owned and -operated.

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