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"S.O.S.! Sculpture Saves the Trees" with Margot McMahon

Event Type: Adult Program
Date: 9/23/2014
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
Description:
 Ten sculptors, including Margot McMahon from Oak Park, worked with Chicago Sculpture International and the Chicago Park District to keep dead trees from being removed by sculpting them. McMahon suspended 13 flying song birds and perched an owl on her Jackson Park tree along Lake Shore Drive south of 57th Street. These sculptures are supported by Mayor Rahm Emmanuel and the City of Chicago to bring attention to the number of trees expected to die over the next few years. Climate change, stressed parkway trees, drought, volatile weather and wind are causing an unprecedented number of trees to die when we need them the most to heal the earth.

Come meet Margot McMahon and learn about the Chicago Tree Project which is saving dead trees to provide a habitat for insects which feed animals and birds, opportunities for nesting sites and a breakdown of organic matter to encourage fungus and mushroom growth. "This slow decay of the trees is an important aspect of our urgan ecology," says McMahon.
Library: Oak Park Public Library Main Branch
Location: Second Floor - Veterans Room
Contact: Adult & Teen Services
Contact Number: 708.452.3340