Trees as part of our Natural Heritage
Heritage Week Event
Starting at 3.30 pm from Curraghmore Courtyard
An educational walk and talk led by Graham Fallon, BSc Horticulture and a Professional member of the International Society of Arboriculture, on our natural heritage and biodiversity will take place as part of Heritage Week on the lands of Curraghmore Estate.
These lands have been in private ownership since 1167, consequently the habitats in Curraghmore have maintained ecological diversity over the preceding years. Some of Irelands most remarkable trees are found within the arboretum and flank all corners of Curraghmore’s 2500 acres. Accordingly, the arboretum is where the walk will begin. Curraghmore plays host to a wide variety of flora and fauna, alongside a phenomenally diverse range of habitats and ecosystems along the river Clodiagh. The focus will be on the trees and the species which depend upon their host tree for survival, including native, naturalised and non-native trees. This educational experience will seek to underscore the importance of our natural heritage and its crucial role in a sustainable future.