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According to Stories in Stone, treestones emerged from the Victorian rusticity movement, that emphasized art and architecture derived from nature. Treestones are stone representations of tree stumps or trunks engraved with information about the deceased (and sometimes other symbols of their interests and activities). The stumps in particular are often considered to symbolize a life cut off short. Most of them date from the last two decades of the 19th century or the first decade of the 20th.

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