Great Beech, Balrath Wood No.1
The Great Beech Tree Balrath Wood
“To preside subject to providence is to be a tree. Come, sit under me and feel no fear.”
– SJ Mannion
The amazing Beech Tree in Balrath Wood in County Meath, known as the Great Beech Tree, is the oldest in Balrath Wood and estimated to be about 200 years old. The tree has a beautifully sculptured form. The roots around it are exposed and the ground around it are higher than than surrounding tress. As a result it sits like a throne in the woodland getting center stage. A wonderful sight. I timed the 360 degree panoramic photo to get the star burst from the setting sun to give the scene an ethereal quality.
– Enda Cavanagh