Artist displays Sandy-destroyed trees carved into bird houses in Leonia, Fort Lee libraries

A North Jersey woman is transforming part of what Superstorm Sandy destroyed with artwork made from fallen trees. Luz Galindez noticed the birds that used

Luz Galindez began chopping up fallen trees and carving them into bird houses.

Luz Galindez began chopping up fallen trees and carving them into bird houses. (12/12/13)

LEONIA - A North Jersey woman is transforming part of what Superstorm Sandy destroyed with artwork made from fallen trees.

Luz Galindez noticed the birds that used to frequent her yard disappeared after she lost four large trees on her Ridgefield property after Sandy struck.

She began chopping up the fallen trees and carving them into bird houses. She's created more than 50 so far, using chain saws and other tools.

"With the trunks, I carve and start to build the houses," Galindez says. "And they came back. The birds came back. I feel so happy."

Galindez has also created nativity scenes in some of the carved trees as well.

They are all on display at libraries in Fort Lee and Leonia. The creations are available for purchase.
 

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