BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (CBS4) – Two days after a vote by the town of Breckenridge, work crew began dismantling the popular wooden troll “Isak Heartstone.”

troll 1 PHOTOS: Breckenridge Workers Dismantle Giant Wooden Troll

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The 15-foot tall sculpture by artist Thomas Dambo sat on a trail in the Wellington neighborhood. For several weeks crowds have been flocking to the trailhead to embark on the 1.3 mile hike to see it.

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But those visitors drew numerous complaints from neighbors. Parking became a concern, along with trespassing violations and noise. Some of the neighbors said they felt violated.

trolls future 6pkg transfer frame 116 PHOTOS: Breckenridge Workers Dismantle Giant Wooden Troll

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On Thursday photos taken by CBS4 viewer Carl Scofield showed workers taking apart the sculpture.

troll 2 PHOTOS: Breckenridge Workers Dismantle Giant Wooden Troll

(credit: Carl Scofield)

Dambo used shingles and fallen trees recycled from the forest area to make Isak Heartstone. According to town officials, he said he “feels the work has already accomplished great success in its current lifespan.”

Comments
  1. David Alvarez says:

    When we went, there were just two cars parked legally along the road near the trail head on a weekend. No parking signs were installed where community residents needed to live and have access to their homes – so they got what they wanted. Everyone (about 40 people) on the trail was quiet and respectful. I have a hard time seeing how residents lives were disrupted as reported.

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