Friday, April 11, 2008

everybody wants a log!

sycamore maple, sycamore oak...
Everybody wants a log!

Urban Tree Forge got to spend a couple days in Allegheny Cemetery this week working to recover some hardwood from our urban forest. We'd sure like to keep this material from becoming landfill.
Anybody need a table? A sculpture? A chair or a bed?
I also got some pieces for our sculptor friend Elvire Peake from The Clay Place to choose from for one of her sculptures... should become a nice collaborative effort and we'll be honored to be of assistance to such a wonderful Pittsburgh artist.
In addition I individually submitted some works for consideration for acceptance to the Craftmans Guild of Pittsburgh.... and as of Wednesday of this week... I Was Accepted!! Woooh!! Hooo!!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

WOW! I have a blog...

Welcome to my blog, world....
thanks for stopping by!
Please check in often to see what's new as I begin this endeavor to recover our urban trees and expand our urban forest... should be interesting.

What a great weekend! I worked with Friends of the Pittsburgh Urban Forest on Saturday, and we planted 15 trees. Today, I took a trip over to the the Frick museum, and ended up collecting seeds from the grounds...fifty beech tree seeds and a few for the European horse chestnut. And since it was so nice out, I then stopped in Frick Park and planted 5 of the beech and a cemetery oak acorn I had.

Well, that's it for now....I have a busy week ahead of me, so let's see how I do keeping this up-to-date!