As visitors to the Park will know a number of the old cherry trees were felled last autumn and replaced by new trees in the late winter. We retained some of the larger trunks and after the snow melted these were transferred to the Hermitage of Braid for temporary storage.

Milling of Cherry Tree logs for benches

Milling of Cherry Tree logs. May 2010

The Friends Group have secured a grant from Edinburgh Council South Neighbourhood Partnership to turn these logs into benches.

In late May a mobile sawmill was brought in to mill the logs into usable timber. This is currently seasoning out at Cousland and will be made into 4 benches shortly. These will then be installed in the Park beside the Cherry trees hopefully before the end of the summer.

Cherry Tree Benches