Oregon Maple

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The Oregon Maple, Acer macrophyllum (Tree no. 312 & 319). Location: Main square

Background: brought to Europe from America. These are some of the oldest trees in Trinity College.

Of interest – the bracing system – where the tree limbs are linked by a steel cable system, which move in unison spreading the load throughout the tree.  See image below.

Of note – the tree surgeon has only a 3o seconds time frame from drilling holes for support rods to inserting rods as tree will start to repair itself closing the hole.

Images: Olivia Hassett

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