Some of the logs were delivered to a site near the Menlo Park Library in the Civic Center and transformed by chainsaw carver John Mahoney into two artistic benches. The benches feature carved owls and books.
Mahoney, of Street Tree Revival, has done similar projects on the Laurel Street side of City Hall and at Fremont Park in downtown Menlo Park.
The benches outside the library will be used for kids' storytime sessions.
Other logs will be milled and used for affordable housing projects, according to the city of Menlo Park.
Funds for the project came from the city's budget for maintaining park trees.
The trees had been located at 1000 El Camino Real.