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tree hugger koala

by Chris Crooks $90.00
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Australian Accent

You don't need a garden of eucalyptus to give your backyard a Down Under vibe. This marsupial makes himself at home on a tree or post, wishing you and passersby a g'day. Highlighted by a natural rust patina that darkens with age, Chris Crooks' two-sided design can be easily hung we three brackets that won't damage the tree—so you can let him hang with peace of mind. Made in Arizona.

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Handmade
Exclusive
Item ID
24803
Made from
16 gauge crs steel
Measurements
24" H x 17.5" W
Notes
Hanging hardware and directions included. Please note, screws and brackets will not harm trees. Click here to see a photo of the included Screws and Brackets.
Care: wash clean with a garden hose.
  • the maker
Chris Crooks

Chris Crooks

Drawing his inspiration from nature and the metal itself, Chris Crooks likes to stylize and whittle elements down to their most essential character. Every decision is important, from the simple profile of a rusted quail, to the design of his more elaborate wall sculptures. Chris hand-crafts each of his sculptures in his studio, nestled in the foothills of the Santa Rita Mountains, just outside Tucson, Arizona.

Visit our blog to go behind the scenes with Chris Crooks!

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TREE HUGGER KOALA
 
4.6

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (11)
  • Visible at A distance (8)
  • Easy to secure (7)
  • Weather proof (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back yard (8)
  • Garden (8)
  • Front yard (7)
  • Porch (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (8), No (3)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (6)

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5.0

A Real Eye Catcher

By 

from Central Florida

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Secure
  • Visible At A Distance
  • Weather Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about TREE HUGGER KOALA:

      I put this up about 15 feet on the palm out front. Lots of thumbs up as people drive by. Very cool. Wish there were some babies to add below this one.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Adorable

      By 

      from Baltimore

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Visible At A Distance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden

        Comments about TREE HUGGER KOALA:

        Haven't yet tried to install it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Husband
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Valentine’s Day

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Fantastic

        By 

        from Napa, Ca

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy To Put Up
        • Visible At A Distance
        • Weather Resistant

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Back Yard
          • Front Yard
          • Garden
          • Porch

          Comments about TREE HUGGER KOALA:

          Attached it to a post in the garden and have had tons of compliments.
          Well worth the money

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          Clingy but charming!

          By 

          from Lubbock, TX.

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Secure
          • Weather Resistant

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Back Yard
          • Front Yard
          • Garden
          • Happy Tree Ornament

          Comments about TREE HUGGER KOALA:

          Zant, our in-law du jour, is crazy about garden ornaments, as is his son, Ty. So they both loved the koala bear for the huge cottonwood tree in Ty's backyard. Looks great, and fascinates Ty's daughter too.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Child
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

          Comment on this review

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          5.0

          Nicer in person than in magazine.

          By 

          from Orange, Ca

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          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Secure
          • Visible At A Distance
          • Weather Resistant

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Back Yard
            • Front Yard
            • Garden
            • Porch

            Comments about TREE HUGGER KOALA:

            Pleasantly surprised with the product

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Child
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            Bonza

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            from Michigan

            About Me Midrange Shopper

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Back Yard
              • Front Yard
              • Garden

              Comments about TREE HUGGER KOALA:

              Lovely item. Bought it for my husband to make him feel more at home in the US. Looks excellent in the front yard.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Very prompt delivery and product arrived in good condition.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Husband
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Makes me smile every day!

              By 

              from Tuscaloosa, Alabama

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy To Secure
              • Visible At A Distance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Back Yard
                • Garden

                Comments about TREE HUGGER KOALA:

                I wanted something whimsical for my backyard garden. What I like about this artist's work and material is that it is well-crafted and blends nicely with the natural environment, it stands out enough to catch your eye. I also have this artist's sea serpent and am waiting for a new piece to complete my collection.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Self
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Other

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Adorable Tree Hugger

                By 

                from Philomath Oregon

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Easy To Secure
                • Visible At A Distance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • anywhere
                  • Back Yard
                  • Front Yard
                  • Garden
                  • Porch

                  Comments about TREE HUGGER KOALA:

                  Bought for a long-time friend that loves Australia - this made the perfect gift. Very excited to give to him. Well made, unique and the coloration will blend in with the outdoors.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Delivery was outstanding. Received in plenty of time for the holidays - no worries!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Other
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  4.0

                  Very pretty

                  By 

                  from Perrysburg, Ohio

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Visible At A Distance

                  Cons

                  • Difficult Set-up

                  Best Uses

                  • Back Yard
                  • Front Yard

                  Comments about TREE HUGGER KOALA:

                  Bigger than I thought :)

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Mother
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  4.0

                  My Aussie Husband Loved It

                  By 

                  from Ontario. Canada

                  About Me Budget Shopper

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy To Secure

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about TREE HUGGER KOALA:

                      My husband prefers "unique" gifts, and this blew him away. He's from Australia and he's a wildlife vet, so it totally fit the bill. The sculpture is solid and seems durable, and attached fairly easily to our backyard tree. The coating seems to run a bit in the rain, but since it is (cleverly) already rust-coloured, that's not really a problem!

                      Now we want a squirrel version to complete our Aussie-Canadian set :)

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Husband
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Birthday

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