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Tree Tour for Community Week

14 Oct 2019
Ginkgo biloba leaves in the President's Garden at University College Cork during the Tree Tour to mark UCC Community Week (image: Eileen Daly)

As part of University College Cork's Community Week, Dr Eoin Lettice led a tour of UCC's tree collection on its award-winning, green-flag campus.


Dating back to 1849, the tree collection is made up over 2,500 trees and 120 different species, many of medicinal, scientific or historical importance. The collection was established as an arboretum - a living laboratory - by some of the university's earliest academics. This was the first public guided tour of UCC's tree collection in living memory.

The event was a success and attracted a capacity audience. The event is part of the UCC Open Arboretum Project, co-ordinated by Dr Lettice, which aims to re-discover the teaching and research potential of the arboretum. The project is funded by the Green Campus Living Lab Initiative.

School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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