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Town of Living Trees is a small Chainsaw Carving business and has grown into one of the most visited tourist attractions on the Kenai Peninsula. It is owned by award winning carver Scott Hanson. He calls it Town of Living Trees because he goes and gathers beetle killed or otherwise dead trees and carves them into something full of life, such as moose, bears, fish, puffins, trees, and anything else you can thing of.
Remember to stop by and ride the only Alaskan Animal Carousel, sit on the Giant Fish, or climb up and sit in one of the worlds largest chairs. It's over 10' tall!. Enjoy live chainsaw carving demonstrations and a whole lot more including a gift shop full of some of the most unique carvings done by chainsaw you've ever seen, and pick up an Specialty Coffee or cold drink at the True Blu Drive Thru coffee shop. Bring the Whole Family and


Remember to bring your camera!


About
Town of the Living Trees is a carver owned and operated business located in Soldotna Alaska. Scott Hanson owns this 22 acre parcel called Town of Living Trees on mile 91.7 of the Sterling Hwy, just outside Soldotna. Scott started doing chainsaw carvings in the early 90's when a wind storm blew down several trees on his parents farm in Minnesota. Instead of cutting up the wood for fire he decided to carve out a garden gnome for his mom. Things just took off from there as friends and family loved the gnomes and got Scott to carve other figures for them. In 1996 Scott moved to Alaska to assist his brother-in-law with the Iditarod. In 1997 Scott started Hanson's Custom Carving. In 2004 Hanson's Custom Carving became Town of Living Trees Inc.
Town of Living Trees is a great place to bring the whole family. We have to only Alaskan Animal Carousel in the world that has been carved by Alaskan Men that kids of all ages love to ride on. There is also a gift shop featuring chainsaw carvings of all kinds. Very unique. Also stop on over at the True Blue Drive Thru and get yourself a specialty coffee or ice drink all year round.
Come on over....and Bring the Whole Family!
 
Contact Info

Address41672 Sterling Highway
Mile 97.1
Soldotna, AK 99669
United States
Daytime phone907-252-7994
Evening phone907-252-3119
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Guestbook for Town of Living Trees, Inc.
19.alaskabrat007(non-registered)
Your work is amazing, you have an amazing gift, I myself would spread your talent to every corner of the world, so everyone could enjoy and appreciate what you have, Ive been into your store its so neat nd interesting to see all the tuff and even saw you work, maybe we will get there again and see all the new crafts you have created, take care scott, and keep tha chainsaw oiled.
3.Phil and the Swiss Alaskasolds(non-registered)
Luv ur wood'n arts. They shine up my days at home! C ya soon. Phil
2.Bob and Mary Martin, Stoughton, WI(non-registered)
We visited you on our trip to Alaska the first week in August 2011. We were so impressed by your craftsmanship, your faith story, AND your prices! Unbelievable! We brought an eagle home with us and now it sits proudly next to our fireplace in our home! Thank you so much, we love it and wish you all the best
1.Ted and Lari West(non-registered)
Dear Sirs, My husband and I were there in 2005 when we were married.I loved your place so much as I collect bears.This year we returned wih our children, grandchildren and brother from Michigan. It had been raining all weeeken 07/24 but this was a stop we were making and we did and stayed a long time enjoying the views.We met you as well and you were so kind and wonderful with us.We all felt so welcome and me and you chated for a while with you telling me how you could even down size to price . I was so excited to know you have a web site for me to come to, Now to be the first to tell the world how great you are. I am honered :) Hope to see you soon.
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