A Naperville project that has raised more than $31,000 from the remains of an old oak tree is back at it again.

Organizers of the Hobson Oak initiative are distributing more wood from the former bur oak from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Wehrli Furniture, 576 W. 5th Ave., Naperville. Eligible to pick up portions of the kiln-dried material are artists who will commit to crafting the tree pieces into works to be auctioned for the Naperville Parks Foundation and partner charities.

“It is what is remaining of the Hobson Oak that we would like to get into the hands of artists so they can volunteer their time and talents to build a piece for local charities,” said Troy Cooper, Naperville Parks Foundation president.

SOURCE (Marie Wilson with Daily Herald) >> CONTINUE READING