Benches weren’t the only creative thing to come out of the felling of Bude’s Triangle tree, with a local carver making his mark with some cute sculptures.

During 2022, one of Bude’s most recognisable trees fell victim to Storm Eunice, after it was blown down and destroyed, much to locals’ dismay.

To create a lasting memory for the people of the town the Monterey Cyprus tree has been transformed into six wave-themed benches by the team at Atlantic Makers.

A portion of the wood however has also been used by Holsworthy-based carver Chris Osborne, who put his skills to good use to craft his own lasting memory of Bude’s iconic tree with a carving of a hare.

Chris has created a number of carvings which are currently on display in Holsworthy Church, the information centre, the Rydon Inn and Chilsworthy Village Hall.

Chris has been carving for many years, and has also made several pieces in metal over the years, one of which is the weather vane on Holsworthy Area Sports Pavillion.