Giant Penis Tree Attracting Attention in Arizona
February 13, 2010
(ChattahBox)—An amateur wood carver in Tempe, Arizona recently received a violation notice from the city for having a dead tree on his property and was ordered to remove it. Rather than take it down, the homeowner decided to transform it into a piece of art of sorts. But in the words of Heidi Klum, spoken often on the the addictive Lifetime reality show Project Runway, “We question your taste level.” The former unsightly dead tree is now a giant eight-foot penis. The penis tree in the owner’s backyard looms over a cement wall, clearly visible to people walking by and is causing quite a bit of attention, as word of the giant piece of carved wood has spread.
According to AZ Central, the city has received at least one complaint about the penis tree.
Aaron Freidman, a neighbor who passes by the penis tree everyday while walking his dog, described it as definitely having phallic qualities. “It’s a big tree that was carved into a male phallus,” said Friedman.
Apparently penis trees are not that unusual. Nature has produced several wooden penises, with one such tree a famous landmark in Marietta, Ga. And a 13th century medieval mural uncovered in the Italian town of Massa Marittima, depicts a spidery tree, sporting 25 hanging penises complete with testicles. The frescoed penis tree is thought to have been commissioned as a political poster, to portray the opposing political faction as heretics and sodomites.
Still, the neighbors in the 2000 block of E. Dunbar, where the penis tree was erected, would like to see giant male phallus destroyed.
Maybe the homeowner intended it as a very special valentine for his or her loved one?