Tree is carved into nature play area that links back to town’s Rothschild heritage

Tring Park play area.
Tring Park play area.
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A tree that was blown down in storms last year has been cleverly transformed into a natural play area for children.

Linking to Tring Park’s Rothschild heritage the trunk of the fallen Ash tree has been carved into a zebra head and tortoise shells by chainsaw carver Will Lee.

Chainsaw artist Will Lee have created the play area.

Chainsaw artist Will Lee have created the play area.

There’s also a cassoway - a type of flightless bird that Walter Rothschild kept at Tring Park - and there’s reference to the infamous glis glis rodent that was released into the wild by the eccentric museum founder and now wreaks havoc taking residence in people’s homes.

Karen Trickey from the Woodland Trust, which manages the park, said: “We wanted to tie in Walter Rothschild’s quirky nature and create some of the live animals he used to keep as well as things you might find in the park today.”

A fallen Ash tree was used.

A fallen Ash tree was used.

A fallen tree has been carved into a natural play area in Tring Park.

A fallen tree has been carved into a natural play area in Tring Park.

The tree links back to Tring Park's Rothchild heritage.

The tree links back to Tring Park's Rothchild heritage.