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Published May 04, 2013, 08:41 PM

Bismarck artist carves designs into damaged tree trunks

Bismarck, ND (WDAY TV) -- A couple brothers are making the best out of the Missouri River flood of 2011.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Bismarck, ND (WDAY TV) -- A couple brothers are making the best out of the Missouri River flood of 2011.

Avereal Smart is carving designs into tree trunks at his brothers home on South Washington Street. The trees died as a result of the 2011 flood. Instead of cutting the entire tree down, he's leaving the trunks in place, and making wood carvings out of them.

Smart says, "I'm taking this tree stump here and turning it into bear scene with a tree and a little beehive and he's kind of peeking around the corner, looking up toward the porch and toward the front of the house."

Smart used to do carvings for a living

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