Andrew Michler

Traverwood Library Built From Beetle-Damaged Trees Harvested On-Site

by , 03/04/11

Ann Arbor Traverswood Library, ash tree interior, Ash tree milling, eco library, Green Building, green design, green materials library, green public design, inform studio, Michigan green building, local lumber design, eco materials, on site building materials

The gently sourced ash trees on the site were damaged by the Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive species that has killed million of ash trees and threatens all of North America’s ash population. The library procured a grant to harvest and mill the on-site trees for the new building and it has incorporated the wood throughout the design. The trees were hand cut and removed by horse teams to minimize impact on the site.

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