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Planting for another century at Greenmount

Jody Poots from Lisburn and Andrew Stewart from Dromara both currently studying Horticulture at Greenmount planted an Acer platanoides Drummondii maple, the first tree in a new arboretum area at the College to mark the centenary. Looking on are Claire Woods Senior Horticulture Lecturer and John Fay College Director .

Jody Poots from Lisburn and Andrew Stewart from Dromara both currently studying Horticulture at Greenmount planted an Acer platanoides Drummondii maple, the first tree in a new arboretum area at the College to mark the centenary. Looking on are Claire Woods Senior Horticulture Lecturer and John Fay College Director .

GARDENS are living dynamic places and need to be managed and developed so they remain beautiful, attractive and in the case of the campus an up-to-date educational resource.

To take the campus into its second century a new arboretum has been started. An area of overgrown scrub was identified as a site for a new arboretum planted with specimen ornamental trees which will be a valuable learning resource for all horticulture students.

When the area was cleared the natural stream was deepened and a pond was created to provide not only an attractive feature but also to encourage biodiversity and wildlife into the area. Part of the area which contains mainly native trees will be managed in the future as sustainable coppice.

The Acer platanoides ‘Drummondii’ maple is the first tree to be planted and over the next few years students will have the opportunity to add many more choice specimens which will hopefully be majestic mature trees when Greenmount reaches its second century.

 
 
 

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