The Holm Oak, Northern Ireland, UK

Photo: Michael, Cooper, Alistair Livingstone, Paul Clerkin

OLD HOMER - Bent but not Broken - Northern Ireland

I’m the 200-year-old leaning Holm Oak near the Fairy Glen in Rostrevor - now I need support! I’ve been loved by generations of local people; for decades, artists, writers and musicians have been inspired under my evergreen leaves. Charles Dickens, C. S. Lewis and the young Princess Elizabeth have walked the ground I stand on. Hundreds of children have climbed my strong dragon-skin back or swung from my branches. We’ve all become friends. I hear your voices: you touch my spirit as I reach for the light.
Number of votes: 7101


Holm oak (Quercus ilex)

about 200 years

Rostrevor, County Down, Northern Ireland, UK

N 54 06.030, W 6 11.776

Nominated by:
Woodland Trust Northern Ireland

EPA is a consortium of six foundations from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. They support community based projects which objectives are to protect the environment and to support and build capacity in local communities. Over the last twenty years, the EPA has provided 10 million Euros of funding to these projects.

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