Blarney says goodbye to oldest resident!

Always sad to say goodbye to a magnificent tree such as the copper beech which has been watching over Blarney for 150 years, however last week George Earle and his expert team at County Tree Care undertook the intricate operation of felling the tree which had a primary root disease called Meripilus giganteus. This disease decimates the root system and by the time you see the fruiting body, which is a mushroom type fungus, it is too late and is very dangerous. Nothing can be done to save the tree and safety must then take priority. After it was felled you can was seen that there was a crack inside the tree going the full length across the diameter making this a very hazardous tree.