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Volunteer creates new tree debris design

Tom Gieryic is working on a new design for the scrap trees. (Source: WALB) Tom Gieryic is working on a new design for the scrap trees. (Source: WALB)
Tom Gieryic has been working as a chain saw volunteer. (Source: WALB) Tom Gieryic has been working as a chain saw volunteer. (Source: WALB)
Gieryic made this design for his wife. (Source: Tom Gieryic) Gieryic made this design for his wife. (Source: Tom Gieryic)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

After creating hundreds of crosses from tree debris, one volunteer is getting even more creative here in Albany.

Tom Gieryic is working on a new, intricate design for the scrap trees. 

He calls it a planter train.

He said he had been looking at designs sent in by out-of town folks and he came across the idea. 

He decided to make one for his wife.  She's already put it to use with soil and flowers.

Gieryic said he just did it for fun, but he's already taken orders for more. 

He said like the crosses, the trains come with a special meaning.

"There's blood sweat and tears to cut it up, cut it down and remove it and everything. Then there's a lot of love into making the cross so it's emotional," said Gieryic.

Gieryic said they take much longer to make, but he will make more if people want them.

You can put in an order for one at his shop on Dawson Road.

Like the crosses, all the money will go to fund the volunteer chainsaw crews.

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