Trees are sparse in the small town of Whitharral (population of about a hundred) but it doesn’t stop Cam Dockery from transforming tree trunks—either dead, fallen, or sourced from out of state—into chiseled works of art. Chainsaws of all sizes line the walls in his shop, which used to be an old cotton gin. Many of his commissions are one-of-a-kind gifts for individuals or families. “I like to make things that are special to that family or that person,” he says. “It’s just wonderful. I make a living using my imagination; that’s crazy. For a guy from Whitharral.”