Nangle and Niesen Ltd were recently contracted to supply a magnificent specimen Quercus robur tree as part of the upgrade works to the grounds of the historic Lake Hotel in Killarney which was established in 1820.

The tree, which has a girth of 60-70cm and is 10 mtr + in height, had been growing in our nursery in Aherla, Co Cork for almost 30 years. During that time it had been transplanted 5 times resulting in a rootball containing all of those vital fibrous roots which will ensure successful establishment in its new home. The years of careful husbandry with an emphasis on operations such as transplanting/undercutting, caning, tying, tree shelters, detailed head branch pruning and training of leaders all contribute to ensure a healthy tree. This ensures a vigorous well balanced crown with a dominant leader and attractive form.

To further ensure the trees successful establishment we incorporated Osmocote Preplant 17-9-10 + 2Mgo + TE and Symbio MycoForce Transplanter into the planting pit which contain mycorrhizae, beneficial soil microbes, minerals, trace elements and humates.

The landscaping works on site are being carried out by Tommy Laide and his team from Designer Landscapes Ltd who were ably assisted by Oliver Long from Nangle and Niesen Ltd in planting the Quercus robur. There is every chance this tree will witness the next 200 years of the hotels history.