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For sale: 18-foot tree carved into mermaid

July 22, 2011 at 2:26 PM

ARLINGTON, Texas, July 22 (UPI) -- The owner of a Texas tree that became a tourist attraction after it was carved into an 18-foot-tall topless mermaid has put it up for sale on Craigslist.

Paul Jackson of Arlington wrote on the Web site the tree's roots are weakening and a buyer would be responsible for "slicing her off" and making arrangements for transport, The Washington Post reported Friday.

The tree was made into a sculpture in 2004 and has since become a popular landmark, earning a spot on RoadsideAmerica.com's list of offbeat tourist attractions.

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