This is the biggest oak in Northern Ireland, one of the largest in Ireland. It is a magnificent towering specimen, large in trunk (25’6”) and branches; even its leaves are especially big. At least two massive branches have already fallen, one the size of an oak tree in itself. Some timber was sawn but proved […]
This is an individual selection – which may be challenged – of tallest, broadest, oldest, most special trees.
The Largest Lime
There is no doubt that the mild temperature and plentiful rain of Fermanagh encourages tree growth. The broadest lime award was set to go to Crom Castle estate, but Florencecourt won by a sizeable margin. It is vast. The Florencecourt lime is not far from the main entrance to the house and grounds, in the […]
The Crom Yews
The yews at Crom are probably the oldest trees in Northern Ireland. Lord Erne claims they are 800 years old and he may well be correct. They are inseparable siblings, one brother, one sister, planted together so that now, from the outside, they appear to be one huge dark green mass. Within, branches sweep down […]
An Aussie in Antrim
It is easy to say that the Antrim coast, rocky and windswept, is not good for trees. But turn off the East Antrim coast road and as soon as the glens provide shelter there are wonderful trees and stretches of woodland. Glenarm, Glenariff, are famous for their woods; the roads inland towards Ballymena are lined […]