New Life for Dead Trees

The San Diego Botanic Garden recently took delivery of several “plant chandeliers” created out of catalpa trees for the Dickinson Family Education Pavilion currently under construction at the garden. The garden commissioned Weldon Exhibits to create the chandeliers out of drought-stricken catalpa trees harvested two years ago along Dehesa Road in Campo. The wooden structures will hang from the greenhouse ceiling of the pavilion and will be adorned with an assortment of plants, according to a news release. Courtesy photos