While uprooting a tree is unquestionably wrong, it is true that maintaining a dying one is also difficult because of the frequently breaking branches. So, this woman from the United States came up with a unique idea and chose a path midway.
Sharalee Armitage Howard had a grand 110-year-old cottonwood tree in front of her Idaho home. After a large branch from the dying tree tumbled onto her son’s car, causing several hundred dollars in damage, she finally decided to chop it off before it toppled in a storm. However, being a book lover, she thought of not dismantling it completely rather turn it into something interesting. She trimmed it and turned its stump into a mini magical library.
Sharing the first pictures of her creation on Facebook, Howard wrote, "Ok, this project isn’t quite finished... but I can’t wait to share it. We had to remove a huge tree that was over 110 years old, so I decided to turn it into a little free library (which I’ve always wanted). Here it is (minus some cleanup, vegetation, and trim work)!"
Here's the post:
Howard who started off the library in December last year became quite a sensation after she shared the pictures of her creation on social media. People on the internet were very much delighted to see the little home for books as they have praised her idea widely on social media.
Here's how people have reacted to her posts:
With stone steps leading to a tiny glass French door, a hanging lantern, shelves and a peaked roof, the charming tiny book chalet which she named 'Little Free Library' will definitely remind you of the home of the elves from fairy tales.
Here are the pictures:
The initiative which started with just a dozen of books is now visited my many regularly.