One Tree LogoThe Folk School celebrates a unique partnership with OneTree Alaska, a program of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. In the summer of 2009, both organizations collaborated on the original “OneTree” program; selecting and felling a birch for use by community artists, makers, teachers, and scientists. “One2Tree” in 2017 involved community members in drawing inspiration from and utilizing every bit of a birch tree. A year of creative pursuits centered around this tree culminated in a First Friday event at Trax Outdoor Center, on March 2nd, 2018.

Stay tuned for information about the next OneTree collaboration!

Pictures from One2Tree:

OneTree Limb-topping Event

OneTree Limb-topping Event

OneTree Limb-topping Event

OneTree Bark Harvesting Demonstration

OneTree Bark Harvesting Demonstration

 

Pictures of pieces created from the tree and of the One2Tree First Friday at Trax Outdoor Center: