The Preston Twin returns home

It required a crane to lift the tree into place
Back home!

Artist Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva has been working to transform this Preston Twin elm tree into a major new artwork. She informs us that she has been asked to move the tree from its temporary home in Kemptown, so have had to stop working on it, take down the scaffolding and wrap the tree as best they can with plastic sheeting to protect it from the weather. Unfortunately, as they’ve been trying to dry the tree for over 4 months, this is extremely challenging. The moisture levels inside the timber are the hardest issue for the preservation process – so it’s devastating to uncover the tree while it is relocated. But, the GREAT news is that the tree is being moved back to her original location, next to its Twin Sister in Preston Park, and will be enjoyed by many more people as they continue to work on it.

Fundraising continues to support Elpida’s work to transform the tree into a stunning artwork