Woocrest Entrance Sign

THE LINDEN TREE (also called ‘lime tree’ or ‘basswood’ in North America) has for many years been a symbol of community and friendship in Germany, where many towns and villages had (and still have) a linden (or more than one) tree growing in the town center making a shady gathering place – a real focus of village life. Traditionally, there was a circle there for town meetings. The linden dates back to classical times, not only in Germany but throughout Europe. Some of the town Linden trees alive today are said to have been planted hundreds of years ago, such as the famous lindens in Berlin on the boulevard called ‘Unter den Linten’, which were first planted in the 16th century. Much later, following World War II, new trees were planted in the 1950’s to replace the originals.

Woodcrest is a Christian community near Kingston, New York, and since its roots go back to Germany in the early 20th century, the linden tree with its meeting circle was a fitting choice for their entrance sign. The tree was sculpted using hand gouges, while the letters, accents and border were hand carved and painted. Made of HDU (high density urethane), the sign looks like wood, but will outlast wood for many years, since it is completely waterproof and insect-proof. It was painted with Dulux Weathershield – an exterior acrylic, highly UV-resistant paint that was engineered in Australia for the harshest conditions. With mineral pigments, most colors will not show any noticeable fading for 8-10 years.

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Sign Size
48 " x 26 "