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Cuzen Carves a Massive Tree on Auburn

When it comes to trees, no one likes seeing an old timer bite the sawdust. But when nature does take it’s course, usually the prudent thing to do is to remove a dead tree and plant a new one in its stead.


In the case of one mammoth dead tree on Auburn Avenue (at Elmwood), the decision was made to leave the tree, and let a folk art wood carver by the name of “Cuzen” do his thing. Once the carving was finished, the street was left with an impressive work of art that adds some flavor the the neighborhood.

Cuzen’s works can also be seen at the Outer Harbor, and on the East Side at the Central Terminal. The tree on Auburn is dedicated to the Elmwood Festival of the Arts, and features a globe, an eagle and native American design references.


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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