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