As much flack as New York City gets for being the concrete jungle of America, there's still an enormous amount of natural beauty you can truly appreciate if you know where to find it. 

No, we're not talking Central Park, beautiful though it is. We're talking places that don't even feel like NYC at all; spots that are within the city limits that allow us to make an escape to beauty beyond.

What if we could bring a little piece of California's iconic natural beauty to the Big Apple?

Spencer Finch, an artist known for his installation of colored-glass window panes on New York City’s Highline, is starting a new, “small” project beginning October 1st.

For his new public art project, Finch will be planting a grove of miniature redwood trees in Downtown Brooklyn.

The artist will be recreating the 790-acre Redwood National Park in California in a 1:100 scale model.


Compared to the 98-380 foot range of the Redwood Park’s trees, Finch’s trees measure approximately 1 to 4 feet, and will be fed by a special irrigation system.

Apparently the show will be up for almost two years, so you’ll have plenty of time to see the project for yourself. 

[via Time Out] [Feature Image Courtesy Instagram]