Saturday, 18 August 2012
Bank Street Tree Guard
Most of the tree guards on Bank Street are simple pickets. We designed special panels to give them stronger contextual identity, but apparently someone decided to delete those elements. The one in the sketch was designed by Tim Desclouds, the project artist and fabricated by Mike Milligan.
It is located on Clemow, just east of Bank Street and incorporated the thematic chair which is the common aspect of all the sculptures.
The tree is a Liberty Elm. This is a hybrid elm which is resistant to Dutch Elm disease and was selected for it's eventual vase like form and heritage character as elms were once the dominant street trees of Ontario main streets.