Hurricane Sandy Felled Trees Used in Treehouse Installation

April 28, 2013 by

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Photo by Caroline Voagen Nelson.

What happens when a New York–based treehouse architect gets a hold of oak trees felled by Hurricane Sandy? 

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He creates a site-specific art installation at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Treehouse architect Roderick Romero utilized salvaged wood from such trees and elsewhere in the garden to create, according to a Garden spokesperson, “a whimsical inhabitable sculpture that is part open-air classroom, part viewing point, and part artwork.”

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The treehouse’s sturdy, reinforced interior can handle 20 visitors at a time, and invites visitors to experience the Garden in a new way for the remainder of the 2013 season.

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Note: This is the first post written by our new Urban Gardens contributing editor, Agatha Roa. Unless otherwise noted, all photos by Agatha Roa. 

 

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