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owltreeA well-known owl carving sited in Appley Park, Ryde is to be relocated, after the base of the tree it was created from was found to be rotten.

The condition of the tree – a common oak locally known as the ‘Owl Tree’ – was inspected by the Council’s tree officer and has been deemed unsafe.

The owl carving – created in 2003 by Paul Sivell of Arbutus Tree Carving and Wood Sculptures – will be removed from the rest of the tree and moved to the rose bed next to the roundabout in the park.

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Public notices are being placed on the tree and in the park to inform people of the work to remove the old tree, which is due to be carried out in the next few weeks.

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