Farewell to East Avenue Beech Trees & their resident Bees

East Avenue Beech Tree felled for safety 12-2020A sad farewell to two beautiful mature Beech trees on East Avenue which were felled by the council this weekend.  The trees were diseased and were removed for health and safety reasons.   MMRA has contacted the Council regarding getting these big specimen trees replaced as soon as possible.  Residents can also contact DLRCC directly at environ@dlrcoco.ie attention Lorraine O’Hara.

An interesting discovery on the day was an active beehive inside the trunk of the large Beech Tree.  The contractor secured the bees in the log and loaded them into the back of the truck.  They contacted the council to get a beekeeper to look at them.  According to our own local beekeeper Edward Simons the best action is the leave the bees in the log for the winter.

East Avenue: Stump of diseased Beech tree felled 12-2020Beehive found in diseased Beech Tree felled on East Avenue. Bees have gone to beekeeper for safekeeping over winterBeech tree on East Avenue 12/2020

East Avenue Beech tree felled due to disease

East Avenue Tree felling in progress