Tree Monument

Tree monument, with dog.

Monuments in the form of broken trees were popular in this area. A stump, broken tree, or fallen log symbolized a life cut short.

This one is for a 5-year-old boy. His hat hangs on a branch and ivy twines around the stump. There’s a poem just to the right of the hat, but it’s difficult to read without doing a rubbing. Sadly, his faithful dog is damaged.