Sculptor transforms fallen oak tree into wood-carved dragon in South Woodford park
- Credit: Kerry Oliver
A group of parents have transformed a fallen oak tree in a South Woodford park into a carved dragon.
In April a large oak tree fell down in Elmhurst Gardens and after it was cut up by the council, it became a popular climbing spot for children.
The Elmhurst Playground Association decided to get creative and turn it into a permanent fixture. Working with Vision Redbridge the group raised money and hired Marshall Lambert from Natural Garden Sculptures to carve a dragon into the tree.
Marshall said his work, which is featured in Valentines Park, aims to “bring the rural natural play into urban areas”.
Mum Kerry Oliver said the park has been a lifelife during the pandemic: “To add such a beautiful and artistic play area for all to enjoy is so exciting.” To help finish the carving visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/elmhurst-natural-playground