A Week of Trees

Happy National Tree Week!!

In Ireland every year we celebrate national tree week, which promotes the benefits of trees in our society. For 2013, national tree week is running from the 3rd of March until the 10th of March. Each year this week is given a theme and this year it is ‘A Feast of Trees’. This theme is designed to promote the role trees have in providing food for both humans and animals.

Acer Platanoides Crimson King

Acer Platanoides Crimson King

Over the week a number of great events are held to promote trees and the benefit of them to both young and old. A list of the many events can be found on the Tree Council of Irelands website. I am hoping to get to one or two of the events myself this weekend. I decided to get people in the mood for Tree Week, I would share a few of my favourite tree photos I took in the past year.

Mixture of Trees in UCD

Mixture of Trees in UCD

The first photo is a picture of Acer platanoides Crimson King, a beautiful auburn tree found in Larch Hill Gardens, Co Meath. The second photo is a mixture of trees found at the start of one of the woodland walks in University College Dublin. The trees include Cherry (I believe prunus padus) and both the common horse-chestnut tree (Aesculus hippocastanum) and the red flowering version (Aesculus x carnea). The red flowering horse-chestnut is a great tree which grows slightly smaller than the standard variety.

 

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