podocarpus salignus

eliane zimmermannOne of the most precious trees fell as it didn’t get the desperately needed stilt to prevent it from inclining more and more over the past two years. In a desperate attempt a group of a dozen volunteers tried to save it last August by weeding around it so the surrounding microclimate wouldn’t be so extremely damp…

Eliane Zimmermann… but of course more professional help would have been necessary. R.I.P. Podocapus salignus, probably planted in the early 1800s, perhaps brought by one of the Hutchins brothers from its native Chile. Irish champion tree in height and girth.