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Taking Recycling to New Extremes

Recycled Pine Chairs

A west Auckland Council crew undertook the interesting job of repurposing a section of a timber from a nearby pine tree that had been scheduled for removal, to create a feature park bench along the Twin Streams Walkway, in Urlich Esplanade.

The tree was dismantled by a manual crew, and a suitable length of timber selected. A truck mounted crane was employed to position the section of timber. The log was carved in situ with chainsaws, and treated with timber preservative to seal the cut surfaces and protect the wood from decay.

The use of the timber onsite meant that costs were avoided for its removal, and the park gained a unique piece of park furniture full of character. The material was sourced within 50m of the site; it doesn’t get more local than that!

This was a Treescape initiative, and is one of the projects the West Auckland Council team have been involved in to reuse/recycle/repurpose by-products of our industry.

The team involved were: Matthew Priestley (Project Manager), Zach Fell and Matt Wilson (manual crew and chainsaw carvers) , Peter Johnson (Hiab operator).

Recycled Pine ChairsWritten By: Matthew Priestley, AK Contract Supervisor, Kumeu, Auckland 

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