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Fredericton Invites Sculpture Proposals for Odell Park White Pine

Artists living in New Brunswick should apply by August 31, 2020

The City is currently accepting design proposals for a sculpture to be carved in-situ from a well-known large white pine tree in Odell Park. The pine suffered irreparable damage during a flash storm in June, and was later removed after both City Foresters, and the Fredericton Tree Commission determined it was structurally unsafe. 

City staff took great care during the removal process and salvaged a remaining stump of approximately 3 metres high by 2 metres in diameter at its root collar for a sculptural piece. Several larger limbs remain attached as well.

The tree should be sculpted this fall to allow optimal temperatures so that a preservative treatment can be applied and prevent further deterioration of the wood.

Interested artists, artist collectives and sculptors currently living in New Brunswick can find the full call for submission below. The deadline to submit proposals is by 12am Monday, August 31, 2020. For more information contact