If you made your way to Buena Vista Park some time last week, chances are you were one of a lucky handful of people to spot a temporary giant chair carved from the trunk of a Monterey pine.
The chair appeared last week and enjoyed a few days as one of the park's most whimsical fixtures, though it wasn't destined to last.
"The tree that was carved into a chair was a Monterey pine that was failing at the base and had a very thin canopy," said Rec & Park spokesperson Connie Chan.
"Its is also in the center of an area that has a lot of erosion and located near two sets of stairs, one on each side of the tree," she added. Because it was determined to have a "high probability of failing, and possibly falling over, it was recommended for removal."
According to Chan, the contractor incharge of felling the tree "carved out a chair temporarily in the middle of removal process," but since then, "the entire tree is now removed for public safety."
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