From a Tribulation to a Treasure

We can say with certainty, no one in New Orleans likes hurricanes. And that goes for trees as well as for people. 

In Hurricane Katrina, the Park lost over 2000 trees. We're proud to say as of summer 2014, we've planted over 6000 new trees. And we're still counting! 

 

But Hurricane Katrina isn't the only hurricane that's affected New Orleans City Park. Recently in 2012, Hurricane Isaac ripped through the Park leaving the Park a mess. Often it's the trees that take the brunt of the storm and flooding. 

This tree (to the right) didn't fare too well in Hurricane Isaac. 

But this tree didn't leave its City Park family entirely. 

Geneva Longlois-Marney taking a moment to read next to the new coffee table.

Geneva Longlois-Marney taking a moment to read next to the new coffee table.

In July of 2014, this tree came home to its City Park roots. It's now a coffee table.

In the skilled hands of City Park Board Member Tom Fierke, this tree now brings joy to everyone who enters the City Park Administration Building (1 Palm Drive).

It's a beautiful piece of art and we're thankful to have it in our lobby.

You can see the table for yourself when visiting the Administration Building. The Administration Building is open Monday through Friday 9am until 5pm.

The table will soon have a plaque on its side signifying the tree's story.