Museum expansion project's proposed urban birch forest will be mocked-up this weekend
October 12, 2005
On noon to 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15 and 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 landscape designers and volunteers will be constructing a mock forest using approximately 120 wooden stakes set in a pattern across the lot to create a visual grid of "trees". The grid will assist in planning the museum expansion project's proposed birch forest by creating a pattern mimicking the plan for tree spacing which will then be reviewed by the museum's building committee. The "mock" forest will remain on the lot at least through Monday, Oct. 17, when the museum's expansion design team will make its latest public presentation at noon in the auditorium. A rendering of the finished landscaping is on display in the museum lobby and on the museum's website at www.anchoragemuseum.org.