There's no doubt that logs are utilitarian, but they can also add an artistic touch to your yard. Patrick Murphy explores the artistic side of logs.
*Using logs as art is a great way to use the whole tree.
*Some of the best trees to use for log art include oaks, sugar maple and other hard wood trees.
*Another thing to look for are logs with interesting bark, like birch and pecan.
*Let the log dry out first, then shellac to preserve it.
*Try making tomato racks out of bamboo canes.
*A tipi frame, steps, totem poles, and walkways are options for logs in the landscape.