Friday, April 05, 2013

North Carolina landscaper plays role in community fountain

A 10-foot-high fountain under construction in Hendersonville, N.C., will spring to life May 1, and a local landscaper is playing a part in it. 

When it's completed, the fountain will be in the shape of three local Blue Ridge mountain ranges. And its foundation of native boulders is being helped along by Hendersonville landscaper Steve Haun, owner of Tanbark Landscape Company. Haun is helping the fountain's artist, Berry Bate, to integrate 500-pound granite boulders into the fountain's metal structure.

Each piece has “to be set just right” for the fountain to flow well, he told Emily Weaver, a reporter from the Times-News newspaper, who wrote about the project. It “has to all tie together,” he added.

When the fountain is finished, "waterfalls will flow down the mountains in several places, over a cropping of stones, illuminated by artificial and natural lights to add life to the piece," Weaver wrote. Ultimately, the fountain evokes those things in this North Carolina region residents appreciate most—waterfalls and mountains.

For more on the fountain and Haun's involvement, check out Weaver's complete story here.

—Beth Geraci

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