Amazing Chainsaw Sculptures at Legerwood

PlanBookTravel™ is one of Australia’s leading location-based information and mapping sites. The site brings together interactive maps and town information, allowing users to research, contribute, review and rate content and build personalised folders for their own use or to share with others.

Tasmania is the land of unexpected treasures. Travelling the A3 Tasman highway between Launceston and Saint Helens one is greeted by a solitary figure in the corner of a paddock.  His pointing arm directs inquisitive travellers down a narrow road to investigate the reason for his presence.

In 1918 nine trees were planted in Legerwood to honour the Anzacs and the seven soldiers from the area who died in battle.  Over the next 83 years the trees grew to such a height that they were considered dangerous and would need to be lopped.  The local community was devastated at the prospect of having their memorial destroyed,  so after some deliberation they came up with the novel idea of employing chainsaw sculptor Eddie Freeman, from Ross, to carve a unique monument to these soldiers.

Thanks to the dedication and generosity of the local community and the artistry of Eddie Freeman these extraordinary memorials now provide a memorable experience for those who visit Legerwood.  These carved trees provide a focal point that allows us to reflect on the misery of war and the heartache that a distant conflict can bring to a small remote community.

If you see the solitary figure by the road follow his directions to these fantastic memorials!
by Richard Boldys

Sort by
  • lette says
    Wow fab, better to have that shape from their trees that possums eating shapes they have to deal with
  • Jono says
    Those tree sculptures give me wood! Awesome work.
  • community.
  • Han says
    Just trying not to think how freaked out i would be coming accross one of these sculptures at night!?, Granted -- Still Awesome!

Post your comment

Want to have your say?

It's quick, easy and 100% free.



Endorsed Events

  • SpringBreak FIJI SpringBreak FIJI

    Surrounded by nothing but tranquil water, SpringBreak Fiji brings together the best of everything

  • The Fijian Cup The Fijian Cup

    The Pacific Touch Rugby festival (Fijian Cup and Kava Cup) is underway on November 2, 2017 and with support from Touch Fiji and...

  • Rock Island VANUATU Rock Island VANUATU

    Rock Island is an all inclusive fully immersive travel experience which was brought into the music festival scene by The Rock and...

  • TourismHQ TourismHQ

    With seven years and growing under their belt; TourismHQ has established and continues to deliver on their extensive wealth of...