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  • Northside East

Much-loved tree felled in Fingal  

Thursday, 9th November, 2017 1:00pm
Much-loved tree felled in Fingal  

The tree after it was felled by the council.

Much-loved tree felled in Fingal  

The tree after it was felled by the council.

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FINGAL County Council is working on a site in north county Dublin to replace a much-loved tree.  

 Despite efforts to save the iconic red chestnut tree, which grew for many years beside the Seamus Ennis Centre in The Naul, it had become dangerous and for safety reasons has been felled and removed by the council. The tree (Aesculus x carpea), famed for its big red flowers, is an important local landmark apd has featured in many photographs of The Naul.  

These photographs, some dating back to the 1800s, have featured local people and visitors to the area including more recently President Michael D Higgins in 2015, as well as many visiting musicians performing at the Seamus Ennis Centre.  

The tree will be replaced by a  new speciment chestnut tree. Details of the replanting event will be provided closer to the date.

The chestnut tree in The Naul before being felled, and (below) in 1885.

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