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Belvoir Park Forest oak

2008's first tree of the moment is a monster! And it's Irish..

4 January 2008

This fine oak specimen is one of a signifcant number of ancient trees contained within the site of Belvior Park Forest in County Down. The site itself was opened in 1961 and covers just shy of 180 acres. It is the largest concentration of ancient and veteran trees discovered in Northern Ireland to date and makes it extremely important from a conservation point of view.

The oak tree featured here has a girth of over eight metres and is one of several currently recorded in the forest. With so many trees on the site there could be many more hidden away waiting to be recorded so why don't you make it a new year's resolution??

This poplar forest, visited by many locals contains a wide variety of trees and features of historic interest. It is also the home of a unique tree, which was discovered in 1962. A cross between two species of Cypress it became known as "Robinson's Cypress" after George Robinson who noticed the original seedling and its unusual golden foliage can be best seen in spring and autumn.

Belvoir Park Forest oak

Belvoir Park Forest oak