Tree man lives!

PUBLISHED: 10:49 29 October 2009 | UPDATED: 14:36 06 May 2010

The tree man of Verulamium Park

The tree man of Verulamium Park

SIR – Please find enclosed copies of photos I took of the Verulamium Tree Man (pictured above)! He stands 10ft tall on the banks of the River Ver overlooking the lake in Verulamium Park. He was created by arboretists with obvious artistic flair from what

SIR - Please find enclosed copies of photos I took of the Verulamium Tree Man (pictured above)!

He stands 10ft tall on the banks of the River Ver overlooking the lake in Verulamium Park.

He was created by arboretists with obvious artistic flair from what I believe was an ancient oak tree that was at least 200 years old, but had regrettably reached the end of its life.

It reminds me of a Roman soldier, wearing (ivy) armour and marching back to his city.

Just days after taking these photos, I saw two Chelsea pensioners in their bright red uniforms walking past the Verulamium Tree Man - what a picture that would have made... but my camera was at home!

DR ROBERT WAREING

Claudian Place, St Albans


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