Calling All Artisans, Wood Workers, and Craftsmen
to Recycle and Reuse the Teaneck Red Oak Tree
Tuesday, October 7th & Thursday, October 9th, 2014
Between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
The Department of Parks, in partnership with the Puffin Foundation,
wishes to find a second life for the celebrated Teaneck Red Oak tree
announcing an “All-Call” to artisans, wood workers, and craftsmen to
recycle and reuse the sections of the Red Oak that were saved after it
was taken down last summer.
Sections of the tree were cut into milled lumber at a sawmill and
segments of the large tree trunk and limbs were set aside until a new
home could be found.
The Department of Parks has scheduled two pick-up days for people to
select and take the wood in their personal vehicles. The pickup days
are Tuesday, October 7th and Thursday, October 9th, 2014 The
• Rochelle Park, at the Saddle River County Park. This storage area
is located on Lotz Lane, Rochelle Park. It is located across from the
Rochelle Park Swim Club. Uncut tree trunk and limbs are available at
• Mahwah, at the Campgaw Mountain County Park. The entrance to the
park is via Fike Road off of Campgaw Road. This entrance is north of
the Bergen County Law and Public Safety Institute. Milled wood from
the tree is available at this location.
* Signs will be placed directing people to the pick-up areas.
On both days, wood can be picked up between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and
7:00 p.m. Bergen County Department of Parks staff will assist
visitors in cutting and moving wood into their private vehicles.
If they choose those taking wood can email firstname.lastname@example.org
so they can be contacted for potential inclusion in a future exhibit
of works made from the tree.