All text and images © Friends of the Ullswater Way 2019
treefold:north in Glencoyne Park overlooks Ullswater and encircles a young oak tree. This is one of three treefolds in Cumbria created by artists Rob and Harriet Fraser in 2017, as an invitation to pause with a single tree. You can go inside via the step-
The treefolds are a legacy of The Long View project, which focused on seven lone trees in Cumbria; the opening of treefold:north is aligned with Glencoyne Pine, high on the fell to the southwest.
The treefold has been built using stones scattered over nearby fields during Storm Desmond in 2015.
Waller Andrew Mason at work building treefold:north
Rob and Harriet with waller Andrew Mason
While celebrating trees and the beauty of the Lake District, the sculpture emphasises the value of slowing down and pausing in nature, and provides a reflection on the place of trees within a biodiverse landscape that is rich in human cultures of stockmanship and woodland management. On the outer stones of the treefold there are words; these are the final verse of a three-
Harriet and Rob Fraser’s practice, somewhere-
Inauguration of treefold:north
Treefold:north was inaugurated on 20th February 2018. The children of Patterdale Church of England Primary School were the guests of honour.
Thanks to those who have supported the construction of the Cumbrian treefolds:
Forestry Commission England, Grizedale Forest
Friends of the Lake District
Lake District National Park Authority
The Hodgsons at Glencoyne Farm
All images © Rob Fraser /somewhere-
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