Tree to be remembered

The wood from the trunk and large limbs of the Triangle’s beautiful Monterey Cypress tree, which came down in storm Eunice last Friday, will be kept intact until a decision is made on its future use. While work continues in the Triangle to make the area safe – which includes clearing smaller branches of the tree – the large sections of the wood will be reused in a fitting tribute to the old tree.

Mayor Amanda Tame said: “We have been inundated with wonderful and creative ideas on how the beautiful wood can be used to benefit the community, and we have also received many generous offers of help from local crafts people and contractors.

“It’s going to take a little time to work through all these suggestions, but I want to reassure everyone that the tree will be remembered in a way that benefits us all.”

“I’d like to also thank our Facilities Team and our contractors, who are doing a phenomenal job in clearing the area and making it safe, and they should be applauded for their efforts.”