Popular Dublin tourist landmark closed off for some 'tender loving care'

By Aakanksha Surve

A popular Dublin tourist spot was closed to the public for some "tender loving care".

The Tree of Life in St Anne's Park, Raheny, was sealed off while it underwent an oil-based treatment on Wednesday.

The treatment is hoped to protect the wood from coastal elements.

A statement on the Dublin City Council Parks and Biodiversity Facebook page said: "Our Tree of Life in St. Annes receiving some tender loving care today with an oil-based treatment to protect the wood from coastal elements."

The Tree of Life was created by talented artist Tommy Craggs who designed the stunning 'Tree of Life' using a chainsaw.

Craggs was commissioned to create the landmark by Dublin City Council after the tree was found to be dying back in 2014.

Among the animals on the tree are foxes, squirrels and a plethora of marine life including turtles and octopuses.

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