I am pleased to confirm that as part of the North-East Inner City Greening Strategy, the Parks Department of Dublin City Council will be planting 24 Fir Trees along the Poplar Row boundary of Ballybough House.
This significant greening initiative will see 24 fagus sylvatica dawyck (Fastigiate Beech) trees will be planted at the end of November. They are small thin trees and would be placed strategically between windows etc. A similar project was carried out in Liberty House, image below. Initial trees to be planted are about 2m tall and will grow over time.
Below is a layout plan of the Trees to be set out between, Poplar Row and Ballybough House. The layout has been set out to ensure that each tree is appropriately spaced and located at brick facades and not in front of windows.
The trees planted at Liberty House are Fastigiate Birch and have a more feathered appearance, the trees planned for Poplar Row are fagus sylvatica dawyck (Fastigiate Beech). These trees grow in a tight compact habit and grow up rather than out creating a line of columns rather than broad canopies, to ensure that both the building, the road and services are not impacted by the greening intervention.
The tree planting also includes two years maintenance to ensure their establishment and strategic pruning if required.
If you would like more information about this initiative set for Poplar Row and Ballybough House, please email me at RayMcAdam@gmail.com.
Fine Gael Councillor - North Inner City
Chair, Urban Form & Planning Strategic Policy Committee