The avenue leading into Tollymore Forest Park in Co. Down must be one of the best known sights of Northern Ireland’s forests. The two rows of lovely Deodar Cedar with their various shapes of trunk and branches provide a grand approach to Tollymore, most visited of all the forest parks. As the avenue of cedars […]
A landmark tree is one which gives an immediate sense of place, of recognition. Such trees may have been planted deliberately, some may be survivors of a larger tree group or of woodland. They may be solitary trees, or form part of a group or avenue.
Roadside trees can form complete tunnels, meeting in an archway over the carriageway. The lower twigs are kept trimmed by lorries passing underneath. Beech are much used for hedges in South Antrim, often planted above a stone wall in a hedge and bank style. They line one section of the road near Dundrod, used as […]
Some trees are evocative of time and place for a particular time of life or special event. Student days for many young farmers are associated with agricultural colleges: Enniskillen and Loughry have fine trees, but the most mentioned tree was the copper beech at Greenmount. There were two copper beech, both planted when the original […]
Travelling along the roads of Northern Ireland, certain trees or groups are immediately recognisable. On the road north from Ballymena heading for Ballymoney or Ballycastle, are some of the most loved pine trees. They line the road on both sides in two sections and stand like sentinels, overlooking the roadway. The pines are growing in […]