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A wood carving by artist Ken Packie. (Oct. (Credit: Scott Eidler)

A wood carving by artist Ken Packie. (Oct. 5, 2012)

Ken Packie's award-winning woodwork

A three-minute burst of thunderstorms in 2010 felled many of Great Neck Village Green's towering trees -- some nearly a century-old. Many have since been replaced with new trees, except for three stumps which were slated to be turned into sculptures. Two sculptures have already been completed, and Monday an artist is to begin carving the last stump.

Artist Ken Packie begins carving a tree that
(Credit: Scott Eidler)

Artist Ken Packie begins carving a tree that was damaged in a storm on the Village Green in Great Neck. (Oct. 5, 2012)

Ken Packie decides where to make his next
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Ken Packie decides where to make his next cut with a chain saw for a sculpture made from a tree stump on the Village Green in Great Neck. (Oct. 5, 2012)

Ken Packie, a world-champion wood carver, bites into
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Ken Packie, a world-champion wood carver, bites into a tree trunk with his chain saw. (Oct. 5, 2012)

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Artist Ken Packie gets low to carve animals
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Artist Ken Packie gets low to carve animals in the trunk of a storm-damaged tree on the Village Green in Great Neck. (Oct. 5, 2012)

World-champion wood carver Ken Packie works on a
(Credit: Scott Eidler)

World-champion wood carver Ken Packie works on a tree stump on the Village Green in Great Neck. (Oct. 5, 2012)

A wood sculpture by Ken Packie in progress
(Credit: Scott Eidler)

A wood sculpture by Ken Packie in progress on the Village Green in Great Neck. (Oct. 5, 2012)

Detailed likenesses of animals emerge from a tree-trunk
(Credit: Scott Eidler)

Detailed likenesses of animals emerge from a tree-trunk sculpture by artist Ken Packie on the Village Green in Great Neck. (Oct. 5, 2012)

Ken Packie, a world-champion wood carver from Massachusetts,
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Ken Packie, a world-champion wood carver from Massachusetts, sheers away wood with a chain saw to carve animals into the trunk of a storm-damaged tree. (Oct. 5, 2012)

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Sculptor Ken Packie carves up the trunk of
(Credit: Scott Eidler)

Sculptor Ken Packie carves up the trunk of a tree that was damaged on the Village Green in Great Neck. (Oct. 5, 2012)

After making rough cuts with a chain saw,
(Credit: Scott Eidler)

After making rough cuts with a chain saw, sculptor Ken Packie carves details into a tree trunk that was damaged in a 2010 storm on the Village Green in Great Neck.

Artist Ken Packie uses a chain saw to
(Credit: Scott Eidler)

Artist Ken Packie uses a chain saw to carve the trunk of a tree that was damaged in a 2010 summer storm on the Great Neck Village Green. (Oct. 5, 2012)

A wood carving by Ken Packie, nearly complete,
(Credit: Scott Eidler)

A wood carving by Ken Packie, nearly complete, awaits finishing touches. (Oct. 5, 2012)

Likenesses of animals take shape as artist Ken
(Credit: Scott Eidler)

Likenesses of animals take shape as artist Ken Packie carves into a tree trunk on the Village Green in Great Neck. (Oct. 5, 2012)

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A wood carving by world-champion Ken Packie, who
(Credit: Scott Eidler)

A wood carving by world-champion Ken Packie, who recycled storm-damaged trees on the Village Green in Great Neck. (Oct. 5, 2012)

The reverse side of a wood carving by
(Credit: Scott Eidler)

The reverse side of a wood carving by artist Ken Packie, who memorialized storm-damaged trees on the Village Green in Great Neck. (Oct. 5, 2012)

Lifelike birds and squirrels emerge from the sculpture
(Credit: Scott Eidler)

Lifelike birds and squirrels emerge from the sculpture of artist Ken Packie, who created this piece out of a storm-damaged tree trunk on the Village Green of Great Neck. (Oct. 5, 2012)

A wood carving by Ken Packie, a world-champion
(Credit: Scott Eidler)

A wood carving by Ken Packie, a world-champion carver from Massachusetts who salvaged tree trunks on the Village Green in Great Neck. (Oct. 5, 2012)

A wood carving by artist Ken Packie. (Oct.
(Credit: Scott Eidler)

A wood carving by artist Ken Packie. (Oct. 5, 2012)

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