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Rothesay tree reborn as bench

One of the sad losses seen on the Isle of Bute recently was that of the ‘Umbrella Tree’ that used to stand on the esplanade.

Seen below as it was back in 2008 (thanks to Zak’s archives), old age and disease caught up with it, and it was cut down in 2012: 4th September photo – Zak photos at

The wood from the tree was transformed into a bench by craftsmen on Bute, and a sapling planted to replace the former landmark tree.

The story also appeared in the island’s newspaper:

Rothesay’s ‘umbrella tree’ lives on in new bench – The Buteman

13/06/2014 - Posted by | Civilian | , ,

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