Download audio guide here

We hope that you enjoy your self guided walk through the Trinity College Trees exhibition.

You can choose from one of two walk options, either starting from the Main Square with the Oregon Maple tree or from behind the Science Gallery at the Physic Garden with the Yew tree. An audio guide has been created for each option. All you need to do is click on your desired option below, listen and enjoy!

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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