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Aug 12

Local redwoods provide inspired storytime setting in Burgess Park

Posted on August 12, 2019 at 4:17 pm by Peter Ibrahim

In an effort to reduce waste and beautify the civic center campus, reclaimed redwood logs have been transformed into functional artwork benches near the main library for public use.

The logs were salvaged from tree removals at 1000 El Camino Real. As part of the permit conditions for the project, logs from the removed redwood trees were delivered to Burgess Park and placed near the Library by Matteson Investment Corporation in partnership with Novo Construction. Additional logs are being milled for use in affordable housing projects.

The funds for this art project at the civic center came from the city’s parks tree maintenance budget. The artwork is being created by master chain saw carver John Mahoney of Street Tree Revival, who has worked on similar projects for the City at Fremont Park and on the Laurel Street side of City Hall. 

Learn more about storytime offerings by visiting the city website.

owl bench near menlo park library chainsaw-carved from local reclaimed redwoods