The Eberle Martin tree-stump tombstone in Mitchell, Indiana, is an unique example of this type of marker because of its bas-relief profile of the deceased at the top.
Many of the tree-stump tombstones are carved to appear as if the bark has been peeled back from the tree, done to create a space for the information to be carved into the stone. On this tombstone, the backside of the peeled bark has an incised carving of a squirrel. The furry little rodent is sitting atop of a log holding a nut in his tiny little paws in a prayful pose. The squirrel is not a commonly seen symbol in the cemetery. The squirrel here is in a religious meditation and represents spiritual striving.