Davidia involucrate, also known as the dove-tree. This is the name of a tree planted by Ukrainian refugees in the garden of the Earl of Desmond Hotel, in Ballyseedy, near Tralee, Co. Kerry.
“By planting this tree we would like to wish peace for our Homeland, and to express our deep gratitude to Irish people for their kindness and hospitality. They made huge difference in our lives,” said Tetiana Tymchak, a Ukrainian volunteer who led the initiative.
“Hotel staff work very hard every day for us. We feel welcomed and cared for. That moves us to tears,” she said.