The tree was planted jointly by An Cathaoirleach Ossian Smith and the South African Ambassador Ahlangene Cyprian Sigcau, Embassy of South Africa in the presence of Minister Mary Mitchell O'Connor and Local Councillors. The South African embassy overlooks Sandycove Park and this month marks the end of the South African Ambassadors' term.
The old complex maze like path system of Sandycove Park has been removed and replaced with a simpler more functional path system. A central elevated paved space with seating has been created to enjoy the views over Dublin Bay. Access to the seafront and the building is much improved and the new maritime planting will make for more sustainable management of the park. The upgrade works have led to a safer, more accessible and inclusive public park for the citizens of Sandycove and Glasthule and the wider users of the seafront.