What is a bore tree?

David Clark asked 12 years ago
My house is built in what used to be called locally “Bore Tree Field”, named after an old tree, now dead and rotting in the hedgerow.In nearby Strangford Lough there is a Boretree Island, so I assumimg that it is a vernacular name.What species would this have been?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Bore tree or bour tree is an old name for elderberry, Sambucus niger.

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