Bude electric car dash to preserve a 5000 year old piece of oak

For those that don’t have Facebook, Councillor Peter La Broy is off to York University tomorrow with a 5000-year-old piece of oak from the old petrified forest at Crooklets, salvaged from the Google cable-laying process in September.

If the tree stump dries out, it will turn to dust, so York University has a specialist preservation process taking 18 months, to ensure the wood can return to Bude, hopefully to be displayed at the Castle.

Cllr La Broy is setting off at 6am tomorrow using one of Bude’s electric hire Co-cars to reduce his carbon footprint. He will be vlogging about the journey using the car, so will be putting one through its paces. If on Facebook, you can keep up with his progress here, but we will also try to keep you updated on Bude & Beyond.

 

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