When you have tree trunk and a love for bears. 

Dean Baker, of the Town of Ulster, had to cut down a 75-foot silver maple tree from his front yard.

According to the Daily Freeman, He loved the tree, but the roots were beginning to grow into his basement foundation.

Once the tree was removed, Baker turned to Hoppy Quick of Olivebridge, N.Y. to turn the tree trunk into a bear.

Hoppy did just that, and carved the trunk into a 9-foot bear. The carving started last Friday, with Hoppy finishing the staining on Wednesday.