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Trees made famous by HBO series Game of Thrones destroyed by Storm Isha  

Three trees have fallen at the Dark Hedges as a result of the unyielding power of Storm Isha last night. The world-famous beech tree avenue in Co Antrim was planted around 250 years ago with the trees having a life expectancy of 150-200 years. This is the most recent loss from the group of over 80 trees. 

Storm damage has happened regularly at the site and every storm presents a possibility of damage to these aged, mature heritage trees.  Although their loss is difficult to accept for their huge audience of admirers, their longevity is not without risk or surprise.

22/01/24 MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA.. Three fallen trees from the “Dark Hedges” are removed after storm Isha caused chaos in Northern Ireland. Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
22/01/24 MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA.. Three fallen trees from the “Dark Hedges” are removed after storm Isha caused chaos in Northern Ireland. Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
22/01/24 MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA.. Three fallen trees from the “Dark Hedges” are removed after storm Isha caused chaos in Northern Ireland. Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
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