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Blog series by mikethetermite updated 06-22-2010 09:34 AM 1 part 3129 reads 6 comments total

Part 1: Carvings in live trees

06-22-2010 09:34 AM by mikethetermite | 6 comments »

While in Juneau Alaska on Mt. Roberts we were shown these tree carvings. They are carved in to live trees. One is a Raven and, the other is an Eagle.The Tree Carvings are known as culturally modified trees. It is an ancient custom of the Tlingit People. One of the purposes of the trail markers was for identifying different clans’ rights to use a certain trade route. Always placed on spruce trees, each carving is made without endangering the tree, which creates a protec...

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