There is a long association of evergreen, dark trees with burial grounds.
At Caledon, Co. Tyrone, seat of the Earls of Caledon, a fine memorial may be seen from the main road through the village. Most notable are the monkey puzzle trees which form an avenue to the monument.
Above this, now partly obscured by the fine Irish yews which flank it, once rose a Doric column bearing a statue of a
former Earl who died at Caledon in 1839; this was blown up in the early 1970s.
Together the three estates of Tynan, Caledon and Glaslough Co. Monaghan occupy wonderfully rich riverside land in a triangle where Tyrone, Armagh, and Monaghan meet.