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Mini community drawn up on tree in Rochester


ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- A spark of creativity has led to some interesting artwork on the stump of a tree in northeast Rochester.

Pam Lamb noticed an indentation at the bottom of a tree in the front of her yard and decided to make the most out of it. She started planning what she wanted to do with the space and took one day to craft a mini community at the bottom of her tree.

The inspiration behind the creation is, in her eyes, simply a way to entertain people who pass by.

"I'd been kind of toying with it for a couple of years, and then my neighbor across the street said you need to do something, so I started collecting all the stuff for it and just decided to do it," Lamb said. "Part of it was you just want to make people smile when they walk by and I get a lot of that. It's cute to see the little ones."

Lamb said the sign in the artwork is modeled after a similar sign at Mayo Clinic, so her new community is now considered a gun-free tree.

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