Crossway Carvers

Crossway Carvers

Last weekend saw another visit from the Crossway Carvers, a Porchester based group that promotes and practices wood carving in all its forms.

They attend craft shows and fairs across the county and are regulars here at the Park.  Their next visit will be on the 10th/11th November from 10.30 am to 4.00pm in the visitor centre.

The Park is currently selling planks and blocks of Cherry and Wild Pear from trees which had to be felled from alongside the A3.

The Cherry is relatively common and much sought after by furniture makers.  The wood is easy to work with a pink tinge which darkens with age.

 

 

Cherry and Pear

Cherry and Pear

The Wild Pear is a much more unusual species with only a few examples recorded growing in East Hampshire. This is the preferred wood for making wind instruments and furniture. And more surprisingly, but do not try this at home, the dried leaves were widely smoked prior to the introduction of tobacco from the Americas.Due to their scarcity value when the two Pear trees were felled they were cut at about 1.5 metres above ground level and their root balls dug up and replanted in Bottom Field. Additionally, about 20 new trees were created by taking grafts.

For more information about wood sales at QECP please contact the shop on 02392 595040.

 

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