Manchester University Hiking Club commissioned this carving. Their brief was –

“The piece is to be a small 3D trophy of an acorn on a simple square base so that it is free-standing. It is to be a trophy commemorating a member of our society who unfortunately passed away last year. We will be presenting it in his memory to one of our members each year. The acorn theme and the wood medium celebrates his concern for the environment and his love of the outdoors.”