Fallen Cedar tree has new life as log seat

A local landmark on a hilltop field in Froyle was the Cedar of Lebanon that stood there for over 150 years as a sentinel tree. The cedar fell during gales in 2020 and an 8ft long section of trunk was kindly donated by Belport in April 2022. Froyle Wildlife arranged for a local chainsaw artist, Jona Cleaver to carve out a wonderful new seat from the log, weighing about 2 tons.

It is located on Froyle recreation ground (with permission from the Parish Council) next to an area of perennial wildflowers and cornfield annuals. A grant from East Hampshire District Council covered our costs for this community project.