Trees of the Burren Ireland

Trees & Shrubs of the Burren

While the Burren is a relatively treeless landscape it offers some real treasures and I particularly love the little bonsai trees that  may be  found clinging to life in this very arid landscape.   I  admire their tenacity and regard them as great symbols of endurance and strength.  Many of these miniature trees have survived for decades in very inhospitable environments, tiny rock crevices, exposed to wind, rain and in some cases flooding.  The thickness of their trunks and their natural shapes which have moulded into the limestone over time, never fail to amaze me.

Among these bonsai trees are willow, yew, juniper, blackthorn, whitethorn and ash.

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