Stunning Tree Heather

Wed, 18 Mar 2020

Outside the Bath House in the beautiful Milntown Gardens is a fine example of a Tree Heather (Erica Arborea), these trees are most commonly found in the Mediterranean. The wood, known as Briar Root (From the French Bruyere, which means heath or broom), extremely hard and heat resistant and are used for making smoking pipes.
The large tubers are harvested at the age of between 30 - 60 years. They are cooked for several hours, then dreid for several months before being carved into pipes. The Wood is light to reddish brown and often beautifully textured. We do not intend to mak pipes out of our specimen.
These Trees are extremely beautiful and to have them in bloom right on your doorstep is a real treat! 🤩💚