Visitors to a hospice in Esher were treated to a unique show last week when a chainsaw speed carver arrived through the doors.

‘Tree pirate’ Ella Fielding wowed the crowd at Princess Alice Hospice with a lump of cherry wood- after just 30 minutes with a chainsaw she had produced a carving of a perching owl.

After the demonstration, Ella donated the piece to the Hospice, which will be sold at this year’s summer fête on Saturday, June 2.

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The finished product 

Ella’s show was one of the various craft activities at the Hospice’s Man Shed, which, in spite of the name, is used by women.

Ella’s large-scale chainsaw carvings can also be seen at Esher Cricket Ground, where she has transformed a tree into a cricketer.

The artist also constructed a memorial bench to honour the memory of Claygate man who passed away, which sits outside his local pub.

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