Tree Register of Ireland

COUNTY LIST NAMED TREES TREE SPECIES COMMON NAMES HERITAGE CATEGORIES

Tilia x europaea


Common Lime




Brittas Estate, Nobber, Co. Meath


Situation: Other
Planting date: 1779
Visited and photographed on: 05-Oct-09
Height: 25 m Girth: 5 m

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Named trees
Associated with a historic event



These trees are in a field known as “Battle Field” in which the lime trees, planted around 1780 by Thomas Bligh, brother of Vice Admiral William Bligh of HMS Bounty, were laid out in military formation to commemorate battles between the English and French. The layout of these trees can be seen on 18th-century maps.