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Sculpting change

June 9, 2008
A land surveyor and lover of the outdoors used nature as a template when he set out to improve the landscaping in his gritty Texas neighborhood.


In gritty Fort Worth neighborhood, bonsai gardener carves out beautiful world

By JESSIE MILLIGAN
Special to the Star-Telegram
 
The small juniper had been stepped on by cows. It had been hit repeatedly by a fence gate.
He looked at the battered little shrub and saw the makings of great beauty.
 
He dug the juniper from the ground and brought it back to his 100-year-old home in one of southeast Fort Worth's more crime-ridden and struggling neighborhoods.

There, he set about training the juniper into a small piece of art.
Dan Hammack is intent on creating a better world. ...
 
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