Hurricane Sandy Felled Trees Used in Treehouse Installation
April 28, 2013 by Agatha Roa
What happens when a New York–based treehouse architect gets a hold of oak trees felled by Hurricane Sandy?
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.”
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.
Note: This is the first post written by our new Urban Gardens contributing editor, Agatha Roa. Unless otherwise noted, all photos by Agatha Roa.