Douglas is carved from a 140-year-old fallen pine within in the grounds of the Cragside Estate. The artwork was created by Tommy Craggs from Durham.

The latest edition of the National Trust Magazine provides a brief news snippet:

Tree carvings can be seen in places ranging from inner-city Victorian parks to the great landscapes of the National Trust.  We would like your help to track them down.  Please send pictures and comments to us as part of a project that includes members of the National Trust, the Woodland Trust, the Arboricultural Association and the Ancient Tree forum.

In a previous post I blogged about an owl sculpture within the formal gardens at Cragside.

16 Comments CherryPie on Feb 22nd 2014

16 Responses to “Meet Douglas”

  1. Natalie says:

    WOw, that is amazingly cool!!!! Love it.

  2. Wolfie says:

    Oh my daughter would love that so much. Marvellous indeed.

  3. JD says:

    very good likeness! :)

  4. I like Douglas. He looks a bit like a green man with two buck teeth? ;)

  5. Claude says:

    Poor old man. Let’s give him a hug!

  6. Great (is “too short… sigh… Great)

    • CherryPie says:

      I thought you had worked out a way to circumnavigate the Wordpress monitor that tries to deny one word comments…

      I do agree that it is a great sculpture :-)

  7. J_on_tour says:

    Superb sculpture, well captured too.