University forced to uproot landmark tree

Ireland“Trinity College said goodbye to one of Dublin’s most iconic trees yesterday when it was felled after contracting a fungal disease. The 130-year-old landmark horse chestnut witnessed some of the college’s most famous students, such as playwright Samuel Beckett and Physicist Ernest Walton, come and go. Situated on Nassau Street, it has been used as a rendezvous spot for the arts block since its development in 1978 …” (more)

[Independent, 10 August]

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