A 200-year-old beech tree from the famous Dark Hedges is still up for auction after falling victim to a storm earlier this month.
The Dark Hedges near Stranocum was the “King’s Road” in the famous Game of Thrones drama.
The Dark Hedges has been a massive hit among tourists since its claim to fame in series two of Game of Thrones
The tree has been put to auction to the highest bidder.
Auctioneer Daniel McAlister is offering fans of the show the chance to own a genuine tree as seen in the series.
The auctioneers said the tree fell onto land owned by a client, James Laverty.
But rather than chop it up for firewood, he had decided to branch out and let the world know that it’s up for auction.
So far bids have come in from Australia and China and with no reserve price, it’s unclear just how high the bids will go.
Mr McAlister said: “It can be bought as a whole but I also think we may be able to sell of branches too. we will just see how it goes. We are inviting bids in now.
“This is definitely the most unusual auction item I’ve had to sell.
“Millions of people will have seen it on Game of Thrones and now they can actually have a part of it.
“A huge tree coming down on your farm land is usually a nuisance for a farmer but for Jimmy Laverty, this has an added interest because of the association with the TV show.
“It fell right on to Jimmy’s land and it’s lying across his ditch and field and a few people have probably been pinching wee branches off it already. So he wants to make it safe and get it moved on.
“The last tree that fell was apparently made into doors but now this one will go to the highest bidder and hopefully they will get lots of uses out of it and a lot of enjoyment too,” Belfast Live reported.
The auction is ongoing and any wood to be exported would come under strict scrutiny from the authorities over disease control.
Auctioneer Daniel McAlister can be contacted on 028 2177 1227 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org