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Dave Dumm of Swissdale stopped by The Express one day this week to show us an interesting find. It seems Dumm was cutting firewood near his home and found a horseshoe embedded inside a tree. The pine tree was 16 to 20 inches in diameter, Dumm said. He was cutting the downed tree into pieces and splitting it for firewood when he discovered the horseshoe sticking out. Dumm said he was lucky he didn’t hit the horseshoe with his chainsaw. “Who knows how it got here,” Dumm said. “I don’t think a horse was climbing a tree!” Dumm said there were a few nails buried in the wood as well, which led him to believe that the horseshoe was nailed to the tree when it was small and the wood grew around it.