Strong, often salt laden winds present a challenge when selecting trees for coastal locations.
The sea winds also means the trees are prone to dry out more quickly. Trees on the coast therefore need first and foremost to be wind resistant, tolerant to drought and impervious to salt. Trees that are grown in a coastal climate don’t tend to reach the same size as those inland and often have a windswept shape.
Almost all pines are suitable for coastal areas with Pinus sylvestris (Scots Pine) being the most common in Ireland.
The Oaks, Quercus Ilex (Evergreen or Holm Oak) and Quercus cerris (Turkey Oak) are two other great choices for Irish conditions.
Feel free to browse through our stock, we are always happy to talk about our trees. Visits to the nursery are welcome by appointment and are a great way to experience our trees for yourself.
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