Meldrum Science Center Website
The Tree

The London Plane Tree:
Innovative Design

An approximately 75-year-old London Plane tree stood in the footprint of the Meldrum Science Center. Before construction began, an arborist (or arboriculturist) determined that the tree was approaching the end of its expected life, and it was removed.

The London Plane Tree that once stood in Meldrum's footprint.


The wood was taken to a local mill and then carefully reused for features in the building. The wood has also been used for the "Science on Display" boxes that are on every level, the conference room table on the third level, and the signs that are mounted in front of each room.

The nautilus design was carved into each sign.