Dataset Details - Heritage Trees of Ireland
A database of tree of biological, cultural, ecological or historical interest because of their age, size or condition.
The objective of the survey was to develop a recording framework and produce a database to locate and record information on trees of heritage importance in Ireland in order to improve the accessability, application and availability of this information for a wide range of uses. It is envisaged that the compiled data will be a valuable aid to a variety of interests towards generating awareness and appreciation of trees and particularly in developing more informed policies about the future management and conservation of Ireland's Heritage Trees. Such interests include local authorities, planners, landscape architects, property developers, environmentalists, communities, conservation groups. It may also include students, dendrologists, botanists, scientists, arborists, foresters, the media – writers & television, and anyone with an interest in trees. Furthermore, Heritage Trees suitably marked on site can be an added attraction for visitors to tourism areas.
The collection of data was achieved by a variety of methods including desktop research and direct consultation by the project team with various recognised authorities on Ireland's heritage of trees. Calls were also made via the print and other media inviting members of the public to submit details on trees of heritage interest. All data has been verified by follow up field survey work and direct observation undertaken by a dedicated and relevantly qualified project team.
The island of Ireland
Survey undertaken in 2009
All data has been verified by field survey work and direct observation undertaken by a dedicated and relevantly qualified project team. GPS technology was used to record location co-ordinates for each individual record.
Further information can be obtained from the Tree Council of Ireland's website http://www.treecouncil.ie
Open (Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0)
Tree Council of Ireland, Heritage Trees of Ireland, National Biodiversity Data Centre, Ireland, accessed 20 January 2020, <https://maps.biodiversityireland.ie/Dataset/27>
Dataset species distribution
Terrestrial Map - 10kmDistribution of the number of species recorded within each 10km grid square (ITM).
Marine Map - 50KmDistribution of the number of species recorded within each 50km grid square (WGS84).
Dataset record distribution
Terrestrial Map - 10kmDistribution of the number of records within each 10km grid square (ITM).
Marine Map - 50KmDistribution of the number of records within each 50km grid square (WGS84).
Records per year
Species per year
|SurveyId||Title||Data Capture Period||Species||Records|
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|Access||Please note that most heritage trees occur on private lands and permission should always be sought before entering on private property.|
|Age Range||Provides a general indication of the age of the tree|
|Category of Tree||The setting of the tree|
|Condition of tree||States the condition of the tree as recorded in 2009|
|Evidence of||Notes features of the tree|
|Heritage Type||The heritage feature for which it is especially noteworthy|
|Tree form||The form of the tree|
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