Tree Register of Ireland

COUNTY LIST NAMED TREES TREE SPECIES COMMON NAMES HERITAGE CATEGORIES

Fagus sylvatica 'Birr Zebra'


Beech




Birr Castle, Birr, Co. Offaly


Situation: Individual Tree
Visited and photographed on: 13-Aug-09
Height: 16 m Girth: 1.18 m

Heritage value:

Arboricultural Curiosity
Genetic resource for local tree population



The original sport of this beech with its striped leaves was first noticed in the 1980's in Birr and since then cuttings have been taken for propogation and it went into trade as 'Birr Zebra'.