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Easter

It is time to start thinking about our next project for Spring / Easter, and then the upcoming Coronation. Hopefully people will want to get involved in crocheting or knitting for these themes. The Duck Race / Spring & Easter / Flower Cascade. We are aiming to get this tree up in mid March. The …

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Technical Structure

For those interested, here are some of the technical drawings of the structure behind the tree. All produced by Paul Middlehurst. This shows the scaffold pole, and positioning of the steel hoops. The scaffold pole is positioned into 1 cubic metre of concrete. The structure was given more support for the weight of wet yarn …

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‘Unveiling’

The Lymm Tree was officially unveiled (the lights switched on, and ribbon cut) at 4.30pm on 3rd December 2022 by Chair of Lymm Parish Council Cllr Bob Barr. Thanks to so many people for contributing to this project. The many crocheter and knitters from our local community, Kirsty at Lymm Sanctuary Hub and Business Centre …

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Erection Day

Saturday 3rd December 2022 So the big day finally here. 8am the van loaded up and the checklist checked! First task on site was to cut back some of the large overhanging branches which were quite high up. We put up the scaffold platform for this. To construct the top cone we rested the scaffold …

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Fundraising

We are excited to be part of the new Lymm Community Garden at Lymm Sanctuary Hub and Business Centre. They have enabled us to find a place to put our tree and get the relevant permissions. Please help us fundraise for the costs of our tree, AND the new Community Garden. We have a sub …

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Lighting it up

28th November 2022 We have had a few discussions about the lighting.. We don’t have access to power, and part of the attraction of this to the community garden, which also involves Low Carbon Lymm and LEAF, was that it would use solar power. Facebook must have ‘heard’ this, as I was getting LOTS of …

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Concrete day

24th November 2022 After digging the hole, we still needed to wait for written permission for the concrete to go in, but finally the day arrived! Shoring has been added around the hole, to be removed when dried, to ensure neat edge. The tube for the scaffold pole to go into has had spokes welded …

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Meanwhile – the structure has been progressing

6th October – 21st October. Painting 9th -11th November 2022 The hoops have been finished by Paul at Gareth’s workshop. This involved machining the collars for the centre of each hoop that will be secured to the scaffold pole. From solid steel cylinder: Welding the hoops already made to the radials and the centre collars: …

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Hole digging

19th November 2022 We had a few delays getting going here. We are extremely grateful to Lymm Sanctuary Hub and Business Centre for including us in their plans for the Lymm Community Garden, and for obtaining the necessary approvals for this to go ahead. I marked out the hole for the base on Friday, ready …

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Fixing yarn to chicken wire

19th November 2022 We started by laying out chicken wire over the middle cone shape to work out how much was needed and how many strips of chicken wire needed to be joined together. Fortunately the cone shape fitted on just 2 widths of the chicken wire. We joined the strips together with wire ties, …

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