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 house was built in the 1820s. One by the nature trail fell a few years ago and a replacement has been planted.
Beyond college life, farming has its special days, and the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society Summer Show at Balmoral is one of the best.
The cattle lawn is a lovely place especially on a fine sunny day, when its rows of trees provide welcome shade as well as shelter and a picturesque back drop to the cattle judging. The trees are a mix of species including lime and horse chestnut.