Ireland’s tallest tree crowned in Wicklow

The tallest tree in Ireland has been crowned at a ceremony in Powerscourt today.

The Douglas Fir, which stands along the scenic Powerscourt River Walk, has been officially recognised as the tallest tree in Ireland since records began.

The tree stands at 61.5 metres, or 202 feet, which is around half the height of one of the giant wind turbines on the Arklow sea bank wind farm.

Douglas Firs are native to the west coast of North America, but the Powerscourt tree is much smaller compared the world’s tallest tree in California – which stands at 155 metres or 379 feet.

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