Falling for a work of art: Plants knocked down in hurricane used for tree house

If a tree falls in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, give it to an artist.

Sculptor Roderick Romero has built a large tree house — which looks like a giant wooden dais — from some of the rarest materials a builder could ask for: exotic tress from the Brooklyn Botanic that hurricanes Sandy and Irene felled.

Read about it in The Brooklyn Paper.

 Twig technology: Tree house architect Roderick Romero has created an installation at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden using wood from trees felled by Hurricane Sandy. This whimsical, inhabitable sculpture will be part open-air classroom, part viewing point, and part artwork. Photo © Stefano Giovannini.

Twig technology: Tree house architect Roderick Romero has created an installation at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden using wood from trees felled by Hurricane Sandy. This whimsical, inhabitable sculpture will be part open-air classroom, part viewing point, and part artwork. Photo © Stefano Giovannini.

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