The city of Plano is calling on area artists to repurpose wood from the tallest and oldest known tree in North Texas.

The details

Plano’s Quadricentennial Bur Oak was located in Bob Woodruff Park until it fell during a rainstorm in October. The tree stood at 90 feet tall.

The wood from the fallen tree has been cut into 5-foot sections ranging from 4-50 inches in diameter. Artists and woodworkers interested in repurposing the wood can submit an art proposal until March 24. All proposals must include samples of previous work and will be scored by a panel of judges.

What else?

All residents living in North Texas are eligible to participate. More information can be found on the city’s website.