November 16 2017

Reconstruction of Cox Arboretum Metropark Tree Tower to begin this week

DAYTON, OH (Nov. 16, 2017) — Reconstruction of the Cox Arboretum MetroPark Tree Tower will begin on Nov. 20. Contractors will start the reconstruction process by installing new the logs and associated braces and will follow by reassembling the other existing elements of the Tree Tower that have been in storage.

Reconstruction is expected to be completed by the end of the year, weather permitting.

“The safety and enjoyment of our visitors is a top priority,” said Carrie Scarff, MetroParks chief of planning & projects. “We have worked diligently to restore this iconic structure to its original beauty and ensure that the Tree Tower can be enjoyed by the public for many years to come.”

Beyond existing barriers to protect the public from the Tree Tower’s construction area, visitor experience to Cox Arboretum MetroPark should not be impacted.

 Deconstruction of the Tree Tower was completed in July 2017.

The Tree Tower is 65 feet tall and opened in October 2012. The tower was funded through a partnership that included funds raised by The James M. Cox, Jr. Arboretum Foundation and those from Five Rivers MetroParks.

 

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