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Cedar of Lebanon, Ballinderry, Nenagh, Co Tipperary, Ireland

Photo: Jim Hynes

The tree's story

I planted this cedar of Lebanon tree on my 50 acre woodland in memory of my late wife Mary. She was a great support over our 45 years together and she is a great loss in my life. I am now in my 82nd year and when asked if I have any regrets about my life’s work I always say yes, I have two regrets: That I didn’t know more about trees as a teenager, and that I didn’t plant twice as many. It is my firm belief that if young people could get an interest in nature and wildlife they will never be bored.


Cedar of Lebanon (Cedrus libani)

15 years

Ballinderry, Nenagh, Co Tipperary, Ireland

53°01'30.5"N 8°13'14.8"W

Nominated by:
Just Forests (Matt Fogarty)

Number of votes: 308

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