Gallery: Traverwood Library Built From Beetle-Damaged Trees Harvested O...

Paying attention to a building's site allows natural systems to function in union with the built environment. The Traverwood Library makes elegant use of materials from the site, features a footprint that minimizes site disturbances, and feeds rainwater back into the local environment.

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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