Events organised for this year’s National Tree Week

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National Tree Week 2022 has been officially launched this week by President of the Tree Council of Ireland, Eanna Ní Lamhna, and Coillte CEO, Imelda Hurley.

Running from Sunday 20 March until Saturday 26 March, this year’s theme is ‘More Forests for a Greener Future’ which aims to highlight the many benefits of forests for Ireland’s climate and biodiversity agendas, for green recreation spaces and for sustainably grown wood.

National Tree Week will see a number of events organised across the country celebrating all things trees.

Events will range from hands-on community tree planting experiences to taking time to learn how to tell an oak tree from a birch tree at tree identification talks.

National Tree Week was launched in Sacred Heart Senior National School, Tallaght on Monday with help from Caoilainn Finn Costigan, aged 9, Charlie McGuirk, aged 9, and Josh Rhys, aged 8.

The Tree Council of Ireland and Coillte are encouraging people from every corner of Ireland to get involved.

President of the Tree of Council of Ireland, Eanna Ní Lamhna, said it is great to have the people of Ireland come out once again in their communities and celebrate the beautiful benefits trees have to offer.

“Trees are one of the most important resources we have to tackle climate change. Tree Week is all about communities coming together to celebrate trees,” she said.

“If you are thinking of getting involved, we would encourage you to do so with simple activities like hosting walks, discussions, or community planting. These important events we hope will encourage everyone to play their part in planting more trees for a greener future.”

Coillte CEO Imelda Hurley added: “Coillte is delighted once again to sponsor National Tree Week and to support the events across Ireland. Tree Week gives people the opportunity to learn more about the importance of trees and their important contribution to Ireland’s climate and biodiversity agendas.

“We’d encourage people to check out the list of events happening across the country and to get involved in what promises to be a fun week of tree-based activities for families to enjoy.”

Since the creation of Tree Week in 1985, and later partnering with Coillte in 1989, National Tree Week has been responsible for planting half a million trees in Ireland.

To facilitate the supply, distribution and planting of trees, Coillte works hand in hand with the Tree Council of Ireland and supplies trees to county councils and communities nationwide.

To find out about events happening in your area and to get involved, please visit www.treecouncil.ie