When Tim Stellburg (Buggeye) of Minnesota had to have a cottonwood tree in his yard cut down, he decided to leave about ten feet of the tree standing so he could have it carved into a lawn ornament. Specifically, he commissioned Curtis Ingvoldstad of Wood Sculpture by Curtis to carve the stump into a Silver Dragon based on the classic Dungeons & Dragons third edition illustration by Todd Lockwood.
The the carving took over thirteen four hour sessions in total, not counting the time involved in painting the thing. You can see more photos of Buggeye’s awesome Silver Dragon. at the Reaper Mini forum.