Trees of Trinity College Dublin (4th edition) – launch of booklet
The new booklet, edited by Daniel Kelly and our own David Hackett, was launched during Green Week, on Wednesday 20th February 2019. The launch was hosted by The Department of Botany and The College Botanical Society. The guest of honour was Thomas Pakenham of Tullynally Castle, Co. Westmeath, Chairman of the Irish Tree Society, historian, writer and tree enthusiast.
Launched at 2.30 p.m. In the beautiful Botany Lecture Theatre and chaired by Professor Jennifer McElwain, Head of Botany. There was two wonderful talks, one entitled ‘The role of the arboretum’ by Thomas Pakenham and the other ‘The trees of Trinity College’ was given by Daniel L. Kelly.
The book itself is a great credit to all involved, the imagery and information on the trees of Trinity College Dublin are meticulously gathered together in a easy to read format and best of all it is easier than ever to locate a specific tree on one of their detailed maps. Well done to all.
Also included is a lovely image of snow capped Oriental Planes, two of the trees included in our last exhibition. See image below.