ISBA Project 2021-23

Native Irish trees: ‘Delighting in the Detail’

The ISBA next project is ‘Delighting in the Detail’ looking at Native Irish Trees. There are 22 Native Irish trees included in our 2023 project.

Alder, Alnus glutinosa, Fearnóg
Arbutus, Strawberry tree, Arbutus unedo, Caithne
Ash, Fraxinus excelsior, Fuinseóg
Aspen, Populus tremula, Crann Creathach
Downy Birch, Betula pubescens, Beith Chlúmhach
Silver Birch, Betula pendula, Beith gheal
Blackthorn, Prunus spinosa, Draighean
Bird Cherry, Prunus padus, Donnroisc
Wild Cherry, Prunus avium, Crann silíní fiáin
Crab Apple, Malus sylvestris, Crann fia-úil
Hawthorn, Crataegus monogyna, Sceach gheal
Hazel, Corylus avellana, Coll
Holly, Ilex aquifolium, Crann cuileann
Juniper, Juniperus communis, Aiteal
Oak Pendunculate, [English], Quercus robur, Dair ghallda
Oak Sessile, [Irish], Quercus petraea, Dair Ghaelach
Rowan (Mountain Ash), Sorbus aucuparia, Caorthann
Scots Pine, Pinus sylvestris, Péine Albanach
Whitebeam, Sorbus hiberica, Fioncholl Gaelach
Willow (goat willow), Salix caprea, Saileach
Wych Elm, Ulmus glabra, Leamhán Sléibhe
Yew, Taxus baccata, Lúr
Each tree will be illustrated in several paintings representing the four seasons.

Below is a Gallery of the progress by some of our members.