8. Trees Are at the Core of the Chapel’s Support System

According to 2015 post from the Trinity Church blog, while thumbing through the church’s 1962 gazette, the Parish Newsletter, it was discovered that various trees act as natural and necessary support beams for the chapel.

An excerpt from these findings states the following: “When the square casing at the base of the great columns was removed, it was found that the actual tree trunks, which uphold the roof, are of pine, of about 24” in diameter at the base. These bases were worked into octagonal shape up to a height of 44”. The huge tree trunks are each set on a stone base. Thus, each column of the nave is one great tree trunk, faced with fluted wood casing.”