Birdhouse Tree - Chicago, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member libbykc
N 41° 55.080 W 087° 38.100
16T E 447343 N 4640866
Quick Description: This tree has been covered in 190 bird houses as part of an art project that gives new lives to dead or dying trees.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 6/6/2022 12:27:15 PM
Waymark Code: WM169CE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
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Long Description:
This tree is part of the Chicago Tree Project, a project that commissions artists to turn dead and dying trees in city parks into art rather than removing them. This tree is called "Nestful." The artists Janet Austin and Emily Moorhead-Wallace covered a 100-year-old oak tree with 190 bird houses.

According to Block Club Chicago, "The artists researched the kinds of birds that stop by each year — chickadees, nuthatches, swallows, wrens, woodpeckers, warblers, flickers, starlings, sparrows, flycatchers, bluebirds and titmice — to create the birdhouses with the ideal dimensions for them to nest." (visit link)

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Is this a functional box ?: Yes

Is this birdhouse for display only?: No

Is this box occupied?: I don't know

Species: n/a

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