Diablo Woodworkers Celebrate a Concord Valley Oak Tree
Would you buy a house because of a beautiful Tree in the yard? Well, one Concord homeowner did just that. This wonderful, beautiful tree's life came to an end in September of 2003, not because of the tree's fault. Yes, the tree caused a danger to the homeowner and the neighborhood. Who's fault is this? It is the fault of humans that settled to close to this magnificent tree. We built houses, roads, and parked cars at its feet. We strung power lines through its branches.
The Concord Valley Oak craft items are in the Concord Gallery, 1765 Galindo in Concord, 925-691-6140, November 1 - December 31. Lots of parking behind the building. Open day/hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm. There will be a reception on December 4th 2 - 4 pm. If you enjoy watercolor paintings you should know this gallery is sponsored by the California Water Color Society that has a large wonderful ongoing display in the gallery. Thanks go to Bob Chapla for arranging for us to show our woodwork in this gallery. A big thanks to all the woodworkers that used their imaginations to come up with some great creations from this wonderful wood. There are about 25 items that are on display from the 300 year old Valley Oak, you can see many of these items at Concord Oak Wood Crafts One of the Concord oak craft displays at the Concord Gallery.