#14 Custom landing net "Fallen Giants"

American Chestnut trees were the giants of the primeval forest in North America when first settled. Under these trees the ground was so shaded that man and animal could pass freely. This forest was lost to a fungus invading from Asia in the 1890's. From the barns and houses of the 1800's and early 1900's, boards of this wood are recovered for re-use.   In addistion a young tree will push up from the roots left in place,  only to be killed by the same disease. This lumber is part of the American soil and heritage.

During my life time we have lost American Ash and Elm to invasive species.  I build these nets to remember and reflect on how much the forest of our country has changed over so little time. 

The style may vary but the wood selection remains the same. 

Priced starting $260. 



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