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Pocket Park trees tranformed


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IRONWOOD — Kay Johnson said her “art brain” kicked in when she saw the devastation that had befallen a pair of small trees in the Pocket Park in downtown Ironwood by a heavy, early October snowfall a couple years ago.

The snow load had swashed the two ornamental Norway maples in the park at the corner of Suffolk and Aurora streets, leaving many of the branches broken.

“I thought there must be something we can do with these trees, and I remembered the carving that had been done at the Depot Park,” said Johnson, a member of the Master Gardeners, a g...