Ground construction at the Chattanooga Arboreetum and Nature Center took place Wednesday afternoon.
Collier Construction volunteered to repair the Center's existing eagle enclosure. They will be building a new enclosure for two sandhill cranes. The Nature Center acquired the cranes from a Wildlife Research Center last fall. The Chattanooga facility is the only facility in the area that houses captive sandhill cranes. The enclosures are on schedule for completion early this spring. The cranes are 27 years old and could live to be as old as 60.