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Published June 23, 2010, 05:02 PM

Turning Trees into Ceramics

Turning trees into paper is one thing, but turning trees into ceramic art projects is a whole other thing.

By: Jen Dame, WDAZ

Turning trees into paper is one thing, but turning trees into ceramic art projects is a whole other thing.

But that's what one professor at UND is doing thanks to the Grand Forks Parks Department.

Ash trees that were damaged or died over the winter are becoming art.

But the donation helps the Parks department as well. Typically they have to pay to have the trees taken to a landfill.

Parks officials say they only took two small truck loads this time but they are always looking for an avenue to use wood waste.

They replace the trees with in the spring with seedlings.

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