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This Old Tree Is ‘Eating’ an Iron Bench in Ireland

By Genevieve Scarano
October 2, 2019
Category: Froggy Foibles
Region: International

A London Plane tree located on the grounds of Ireland’s oldest law school has a big appetite. The tree, which is near The Honorable Society of King’s Inns, appears to be “devouring” an iron bench over time, Fox News reported. According to the Tree Council of Ireland, the tree is 69 feet tall and 11.4 feet wide. It was one of many trees that were planted in the city in the 1800s and two years ago, the council declared it a “heritage tree.” …In 2017, Dublin city councillors passed a motion that called for the protection of the old tree and iron bench, The Irish Times noted. …It’s uncertain how long the tree will be “chowing down” on the iron bench, but there’s still time to see this strange, yet beautiful sight in Dublin.

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