An all metal tree grows in Tulsa

Wednesday, January 9th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Most of the trees in Green Country have lost their leaves for the season, but not one Tulsa tree. That’s because it's made completely of stainless steel and copper.

Tom Cleary, of Cleary's Custom Welding, has spent 400 hours making the tree located in the 4100 block of East 11th. He started in August. It stands 25 feet tall, complete with bark and green leaves. "We soak them in acid and high temperature flux solution. They turn black then they turn green."

Cleary says he will gladly sell the tree; he's just waiting for the right offer.