Mount Merrion Trees Old & New

We get many queries about street trees, the removal of them and the wish of the homeowner for a replacement.  Our Environment Committee keep a list of requests and contact on to the Council on your behalf.  We would encourage homeowners to contact DLRCC Parks Department directly as well at

It is council policy to remove the stumps, though this can take a long time. Residents can contact the Parks Department at and request they do so, and keep requesting they do it, until it is done.  Also request that they replace the street trees.   Please note that if the roots of an old tree are still there another tree can’t be planted in the same spot.  For more information on dlr Trees click here


Mature Trees

East Avenue, SycamoreTrees on East Avenue/ Sycamore Crescent
MMRA spoke to the foreman regarding the tree work taking place.  We were informed that on the instructions of Dlr some mature trees are being pruned and two removed due to decay.

Cherrygarth – Most Cherry trees in Mount Merrion are over 60 years old and so have reached their life expectancy.  It is good practice to remove them, as the Council have done recently.  It is their policy also to remove the stumps, though this can take a long time.  Residents can contact the Parks Department in DLR COCO at and request the stumps be removed and that they replace the street trees.

Cherrygarth - tree stump

Trees Road – Willow Tree near junction with The Rise – overhanging branches are obscuring traffic visibility at this junction.  MMRA have requested the branches be trimmed.  Pending an update.





Damaged & Diseased Trees

Redesale Tree damaged by wind May 22, 2020Redesdale Road Tree Stump after dlr removed fallen dead tree May 22, 2020Redesdale Road – The winds of May were too strong for this dead tree located near the junction of Redesdale Road and Trees Road Upper.  Split open on May 21st, dlr promptly felled and removed it on May 22nd.  The stump will be removed at a later date.

The Rise/Trees Road  – The mature tree at junction of The Rise/ Trees Road appears to be dead on one side.  MMRA have notified the Council and are pending an update.

South Avenue / Lower Kilmacud Road Junction 

MMRA negotiated with the Council for two years to plant large Mature Beech trees at the South Avenue/ Lower Kilmacud Road junction, which we contributed €200 towards.

When the road works took place at the junction of Lower Kilmacud Road/South Avenue, MMRA liaised closely with the contractor to preserve and eventually move the granite place name stone back, so it was not obscured by the many poles.

Clare worked with Dlr CoCo to protect the Honey Locus tree MMRA planted at the back of the stone.  The tree was temporarily rehomed in a pot in Clare’s front garden for safe-keeping.  After two years of minding, it has recently been replanted about 10 feet back from the stone in a less congested position.

mount-merrion-placename-1We plan to replant around the place name in 2021.  The present planting of purchased bee-friendly wildflowers was a failed experiment!  Hundreds of euro of bulbs paid for by MMRA and planted by Clare, will bloom next Spring and we will remove the wildflowers to a more suitable location. If you would like to get involved in planting, please get in touch.   Any assistance would be much appreciated.



New Trees

A special word of thanks to residents who helped water the New Trees planted in 2018 and 2019 on South Avenue, Thornhill Road, Redesdale Road and Wilson Road over the dry summer months.   The severe drought meant the water table was really low and could not be accessed by young roots.  Each tree needs at least a bucket of water, every day over the dry spring and summer months to survive.  Grey water, previously used for washing is quite acceptable for these trees.   It really took a lot of work in co-operation with dlr County Council to get these trees installed, so we are keen to see them thrive.

Mature Beech Tree recently planted on South Avenue

redesdale_deerpark_trees redesdale_trees redesdale_trees redesdale_trees New tree in need of daily watering, Trees Road near The Rise