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    Gifts at Work: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum – From Rotten Boards to Rejuvenation
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    Gifts at Work: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum – From Rotten Boards to Rejuvenation

    August 13, 2019


    It started out as some railroad ties laid side by side the
    people could walk in and then around nineteen sixty eight turned they put the railroad ties on top of some logs and
    then built had a decking made out of redwood put on top
    of that and when i started that fifteen sixteen years ago the boardwalk was in disrepair of course so all my efforts out here were
    repairing the boardwalk nothing to do with the plants This bog did not have an underlying
    endowment and therefore the annual maintenance was not at the level it should have been and over the years the boards rotted and some people can recall walking on the treacherous boardwalk mary myers who was the interim directors idea was to restore the bog walk when i arrived we had the opportunity to add the funding and complete the bog walk three years ago we were able to have this structure built galvanized steel footings galvanized supports and then a treated lumber on top the footings should be here a long time you see the delight in children everybody who comes down here really feels like a walking right among nature it’s a rejuvenation and restoration of the soul when people do that