Soon after Hurricane Sandy hit, I blogged “Sandy Hammers Green-Wood.” David Dunlap of The New York Times reported soon thereafter, “Many Cemeteries Damaged, But Green-Wood Bore The Brunt of the Storm.”
On December 13, I reported that, in the wake of the massive damage Hurricane Sandy had caused to Green-Wood (300 trees destroyed, several hundred monuments damaged, total damaged estimated at $1 million), there was at least some hope: wood from our destroyed trees was going to be used by Brooklyn artists to create furniture, bowls, and other items.
Well, fortunately that process continues. Woodworker Peter Davis was recently at Green-Wood, with a large truck, selecting and loading wood.
And here’s the grappler truck that artist Tony Visco brought into Green-Wood to collect wood for furniture-making:
If you would like to see some of the pieces Peter and Tony have created in the past, which will give you a good idea of what they will be creating with this wood, click here.