Dragons to be carved into Fareham tree stumps

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WORK has begun to turn the stumps of two oak trees into dragons.

Chris Bain, from Havant, is working on the project in the back garden of a house in Hillson Drive, Fareham.

15/1/15''Sculpter Chris Bain carves stumps in a garden in Hillson Drive, Fareham''Picture: Paul Jacobs (150058-1) PPP-150115-121959003

15/1/15''Sculpter Chris Bain carves stumps in a garden in Hillson Drive, Fareham''Picture: Paul Jacobs (150058-1) PPP-150115-121959003

Homeowners David and Barbara Griffin were upset when the 80ft tall trees had to be felled due to safety concerns.

They are hoping that Mr Bain, who has been carving sculptures from wood 
with his chainsaw for eight years, will create a unique and special piece of mythical art.

Mr Griffin, a retired civil servant, said: ‘We can’t wait to see what the finished piece will look like.’

Mr Bain, who is based at Staunton Country Park, said: ‘It will transform the garden, the whole area will look magical.’

The work is expected to take three weeks, depending on the weather.