WMMQ friend Tim Stokes, who works on the campus of MSU in East Lansing, told us that his co-worker, Derrick Turner of Lansing, took some beautiful pictures of the trees that were felled in the July storms that blew through East Lansing this past July.
We spoke with Derrick recently about his work, a lot of which you can see here at photo.msu.edu. You can download several of those photos for free, for non-commercial use.
Check out Derrick's photos of 'hearts in nature' - finding and photographing those finds another of his passions, along with stand-up comedy and caricature art.
Photo by Derrick Turner, Rights Reserved
One of those trees that came down was the white oak that stood for over 350 years near Linton Hall - before the college was built. Coincidentally, the Lansing State Journal featured that tree in a story today.
When those big trees come down on campus, the grounds crews (including our friend Tim!) cull the wood for the MSU Shadows program. They take the wood and make everything from side tables to cutting boards, to frames and ornaments - check out the link here. You can also buy some of those items from the MSU Surplus store on Farm Lane in East Lansing.