Great White Oak – Limited Edition Gifts

The Great White Oak lives on!

For some 200 years, the Great White Oak stood sentinel over Anderson Pond in Waveny Park. Admired by passers-by and sledders alike, the tree reached the end of its life span and in the Fall of 2022 was felled for safety reasons. In conjunction with the Town, Waveny Park Conservancy planted a young 20’ White Oak to replace it and an idea was hatched to recycle as much of the wood as possible.

Two large sections of the trunk were saved and shipped to City Bench, in Higganum CT for milling into boards. The residual wood was given to town employees for use and sale as firewood. 

Once milled, the 120 oak boards, including some with live edge, were shipped to a commercial drier where they were dried for several months over the course of Winter.

During that time, and with the generous support of the Anderson Foundation and Bill Brock, Waveny Park Conservancy commissioned the design for three wood products, which have been entirely designed and made locally by Runewood in Norwalk, CT. City Bench also created a design for a simple oak bench.

Each product features Waveny Park Conservancy’s iconic logo of the Eberle Fountain Statue

The Conservancy is now delighted to introduce these products exclusively for sale to local residents. All proceeds go towards funding projects to maintain and improve Waveny Park.

Waveny Park Conservancy

Waveny Park Conservancy is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Waveny Park Conservancy
PO Box 944
New Canaan, CT 06840

[email protected]

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