My latest Totem, Inspired by the one found submerged in the st John's , after I learned of it a few years back I have been contemplating the simplistic elegance of the original and back in July I had to fell a dead Pine that was big enough and acted out with the chain saw . It was meant to just be a sketch of the primary cuts I had been mulling on, the tree was already spaultedand riddled with boring insects, so it wasn't a tough cutting process, I figured it would just end up being fire pit fodder, but I liked it so well I had to come up with a way to preserve it more than the 2 years it might've gotten raw. so I put the entire foot log in a bag and plasticined it with Acrylic, it soaked up 5 gallons without a drop of waste. Then I got creative and used a couple of cans of HF bedliner to coat it. it has been mounted off the ground with a solid rod that should resist many years of wind and corrosion. if anyone is having trees removed, I'd love to have the trunks as whole as possible I can move 10 to 12 foot by 3foot round logs and bigger to use for carving, live oak, cypress cherry maples cedar are highly prized and I'm back on my game with producing some un commissioned art for whimsical reasons.