A massed planting of Betula ‘Fascination’ in Helen Dillon’s Dublin front garden. Photograph: Richard Johnston
Gardening: Time to hug the trees

I am a tree hugger. In fact, I might as well nail my colours to the mast right now and say that I see nothing wrong – and an awful lot right – with(...)

A holly patrol has been put in place in the Killarney National Park amid fears that the annual hacking down of whole red-berried holly trees for the C(...)

Musicians mark the start of National Tree Week 2014 at the Hell Fire Forest in Dublin by entertaining hill walkers.  Photograph: Maxwell’s

Music to celebrate the sound of trees, poetry in forests and trees planted to remember people who died by sui(...)

Cedar tree at Adare Manor, Adare, Co Limerick, from Carsten Krieger and Aubrey Fennell’s Heritage Trees of Ireland, published by Collins Press. Photograph: Carsten Krieger/Tree Council of Ireland

As I type these words, I’m listening to the far-off, sawdust-laden buzz of a chainsaw as it slices up the splintered remains of a mature beech (...)

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Alien attack: knopper galls on acorns. Illustration: Michael Viney

A day-long blast from the mountain stripped the big willow of most of its leaves, leaving the garden path prettily patterned with lemony dashes and ar(...)

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