4.10.7 Champion and Heritage Trees

The Tree Register project was conducted by the joint efforts of the Tree Council of Ireland and The Irish Tree Society and has now recorded over 11,000 Champion Trees throughout the country.

A champion tree is defined as the tallest or oldest or most massive example of its species or kind in a given region. In County Dublin over 500 Champion Trees have been recorded with many on golf courses, school grounds and within the National Botanic Gardens.

Heritage trees are described as trees with biological, cultural, ecological or historical interest. These are recorded trees with a particular story attached and includes some in Dublin.