Prior to construction commencing on the Johnston Town Center, 20 trees that needed to be removed to accommodate construction were harvested and the wood was milled for use in the new Johnston City Hall. The trees included Ash, Linden, Walnut, and Oak varieties. Beautiful wood and furniture were constructed from the trees. Several trees in good health and condition were able to be preserved on the site; in addition, more than 250 new trees are being planted in a sustainable variety of sizes and species most native species to Iowa.
Staff table – This table was constructed from a 50-year-old Ash Tree in 2019, which was Johnston's 50th anniversary. The table was built and finished by Aronson Woodworks, Prole, Iowa. This table is located in a staff meeting area.
Lobby tables – These tables were constructed from a 50-year-old Ash Tree, which were also harvested in 2019 during Johnston's 50th anniversary. The tables were built and finished by Aronson Woodworks, Prole, Iowa. These tables are prominent display in the City Hall lobby.
Council Dias – The front of the City Council Dias is finished with walnut harvested from the Town Center Site. Notice the beautiful variations in color and grain.
Staff tables and podium - The staff tables and podium located in City Council Chambers were built with various varieties of wood harvested from the Town Center site. They are finished with a claize custom colored woodgrain finishing and built by Aronson Woodworks, Prole, Iowa.
Reception Areas – The Administration and Community Development reception windows in the City Hall Lobby are finished in walnut harvested from the Town Center Site.