More Concrete, Trees, and Digging in the Rocks

In anticipation of Wednesday’s predicted snow we got to the site early today. By 8:00 a.m., we had met with engineers about the deck, pulled formwork off the concrete we poured yesterday and planted four of the five trees in the grassland biome. Over the course of the day we framed the deck, poured the footer for the concrete bench, and finished both the grassland and montane biomes.

Newly cured concrete casts a shadow onto itself after the formwork is pulled off.

Newly cured concrete casts a shadow onto itself after the formwork is pulled off.

Ready for more concrete in the bench footer.

Ready for more concrete in the bench footer.

Our concrete experts came back to help with the pour.

Our concrete experts came back to help with the pour.

A crew celebrates the near completion of the grassland biome. We will add boulders in the center of the ring of trees, but the wrong ones were delivered yesterday.

A crew celebrates the near completion of the grassland biome. We will add boulders in the center of the ring of trees, but the wrong ones were delivered yesterday.

The nearly completed montane biome. Five bristlecone pines will surround boulders in the center here, too.

The nearly completed montane biome. Five bristlecone pines will surround boulders in the center here, too.

Laying fabric beneath the deck to prevent weeds from growing beneath it.

Laying fabric beneath the deck to prevent weeds from growing beneath it.

Working on framing the deck. These metal brackets are mounted on wood platforms that are higher towards the sidewalk and lower towards the mountains to make up for the slope change. The brackets will hold up the structure.

Working on framing the deck. These metal brackets are mounted on wood platforms that are higher towards the sidewalk and lower towards the mountains to make up for the slope change. The brackets will hold up the structure.

 

 

 

 

 

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