New use for old trees

In an example of a great grassroots conservation partnership, the Zoo received several branches and logs donated by the Town of Irondequoit. The trees are being removed to allow space for the new Town Library and in an effort to maximize reuse of the material the Zoo accepted them for use as “furniture” in some of our exhibits.

Having this opportunity is a win for everyone; the town is able to give new purpose to the trees, the Zoo is able to add new and different furniture to the homes of the animals in our care and town residents can rest assured that the trees will continue to be of benefit to the larger community.

– Larry Sorel, County Zoo Director

Additional information rom the Town of Irondequoit’s press release:

In addition to animal exhibits at the Seneca Park Zoo, wood from trees that have been removed will be used by students from the Eastridge and Irondequoit High Schools to build fixtures for the new library and the Town Hall Campus.

Construction of the library is underway and is expected to be completed by the fall of 2015.