The Walrus tree is located in the boundary wall of 31 Cotham Road, BS6 6DW. A place
of worship for 'Walrustrinians' a small group of children (and one adult) from a
local School. It is a place of calm for all who visit no matter what their religion.
It is also unique because it looks like a walrus. The group have created a
‘religion’ around the unique tree on their daily walk to and from school. The
religion basically being a pact to be good to themselves and others, they stop twice
a day to spend a moment at the tree every school day.
It may not be the oldest tree, the wildest, or the largest tree in Bristol; but it
is one that has captured the imagination of a group of otherwise urban,
electronically plugged in children, and given them a way to ‘commune with nature
twice a day’. It is the centre of stories, jokes and moments of philosophical
contemplation. What more can a tree do, other than that – and look like a