A sculpture created from the remains of a vandalised tree has been unveiled.
Vice Chairman of Richmondshire District Council, Councillor Angie Dale, checked out the work of art created in Friary Gardens in Richmond.
The large tree was felled earlier this year for safety reasons – it was suffering from disease as well as being vandalised. But artists transformed the four by three metre stump in the centre of the town centre gardens funded by £1550 from the District Council.
Wildlife images have been carved into the wood.
“The finished piece reflects the history of the park and Richmond – including local nature and wildlife,” said Councillor Dale. “The work will allow the tree to live on for many more years to come and act as a focal point in the park.”