By Ross Findon
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Isle of Wight Council is moving an owl carving after the tree was found to be rotten. Picture courtesy of Isle of Wight Council.
AN OWL carving in Ryde is to be moved after the tree it was created from was found to be rotten and unsafe.
The well-known Appley Park landmark — known as 'Owl Tree' — will be salvaged from the rest of the rotten tree and moved to a new home at the park, in the rose bed next to the roundabout.
Signs have been posted on the tree informing people of the work, due to be carried out in the next few weeks. It follows a council tree inspection that found the tree was unsafe.
The owl was carved 2003 by Paul Sivell of Arbutus Tree Carving and Wood Sculptures.
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by Lee Majors
8th October 2013, at 20:31:40
I like the tree sculpture in Robin Hill, simply amazing. I think more dead trees should be made in to sculptures, that is if elf and safety allow it.....
by Paul Strauss
8th October 2013, at 11:31:50
Indeed Mr Palin - and furthermore this is the fourth year in a row that the Isle of Wight has topped the National Tree Inspectorate's League Table of Sculpted Tree Inspections, pipping Helensburgh and Ilkley to the coveted honour and a £5 Aldi voucher. It is not all doom and gloom!
by Russell Palin
8th October 2013, at 10:46:46
Lee is talking about the Arreton hare which was stolen and then recovered a few years back. There was a cover up and somebody was sacked for dishonesty...Any ways its nice to see our trees are still inspected in such hard times.
by John Lennon
8th October 2013, at 10:17:12
Lee! How can you say that! Are you suggesting there are dishonest people on the island? :-)
8th October 2013, at 10:14:10
Nice to know it will be saved, remember to bolt it down or somebody will walk off with it...
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