Tree ex­perts ar­rive at Pow­er­scourt to mark Na­tional Tree Week with guided walk

Bray People - - THE NOTEBOOK -

TREE EX­PERTS from Crann will be at Pow­er­scourt on March 6 at 11.30 a.m. to mark Na­tional Tree Week with a guided walk.

The trees on the es­tate have been planted over the past two cen­turies and there are hun­dreds of va­ri­eties for you to dis­cover.

Mem­bers of Crann will tell any­one who comes along about the unique col­lec­tion of trees at Pow­er­scourt.

While many of th­ese trees are a fa­mil­iar sight to us, when they were first planted they were mostly new plants, col­lected from the Amer­i­cas and all over the world.

Keep an eye out for the North Amer­i­can conifers, which were the 'ex­otic' plants of the 19th cen­tury.

The rel­a­tively kind cli­mate at Pow­er­scourt has helped many of th­ese trees grow rapidly. Other types of trees at Tower Val­ley in­clude the Sitka Spruce, West­ern Red Cedar, Euro­pean Sil­ver Fir, Dawn Red­wood, Tor­rey Pine and the Gi­ant Se­quoia among oth­ers. For more in­for­ma­tion on the guided walk to to www.pow­er­scourt.ie

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