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An iconic 170-year-old tree collapsed overnight in Trinity College

The Oregon Maple had dated from the 1840s.

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ONE OF THE oldest trees on the campus of Trinity College Dublin collapsed overnight.

The iconic Oregon Maple, one of two such trees on Library Square on the campus, fell at about 2.30am this morning.

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There were no injuries and no damage was done to neighbouring buildings.

The tree, which along with its partner dates from the 1840s, had been undergoing a preservation process due to disease.

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Staff were earlier this afternoon working to clear the fallen tree, with the process close to completion at time of publication.

A spokesperson could not be drawn on whether the wood from the tree might be preserved in some manner or if it will be disposed of.

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