Elm Tree Project News

Marcus Tatton - Visiting Artist


Marcus Tatton,Visting Artist, will be at the Elm Tree Project Studios from Monday November 1, 2004 until Friday November 12, 2004.
“ I Want To Go Where the Big Trees Are” interview: Lauren Oakes


Catherine Folkrod interviews Lauren Oakes about her photo-journalistic travels to Chile “I don’t even know how we got there. We took a bus to this crazy burned forest; it was like being in a national park, what you would imagine of beauty and grandeur—that big—but it was all burned..."
Elm tree removed from Thayer St.


It took eight hours to remove the large elm tree from in front the Watson Institute, located at 111 Thayer St. in Providence, RI. Tree Tech Inc. worked cautiously to first segment the tree into manageable pieces and then load it onto trucks. The majority of the tree was moved to the Providence Steel Mill for storage, while the trunk was sent to a saw mill in Massachusetts to be seasoned and milled into boards. 

The decision to remove the tree came after several attempts to save it from Dutch Elm disease, which continues to devastate historic elms on Brown University’s Campus. The tree materials will be used over the next two years by the Elm Tree Project,  a joint project between Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design, which will feature classes inspired by this and other trees.