The Tree Council of Ireland and Coillte Officially Launch Ireland’s National Tree Week 2022
- President of the Tree Council of Ireland and broadcaster Eanna Ní Lamhna and Coillte CEO Imelda Hurley were joined by students from the Sacred Heart Senior National School, Tallaght to announce the launch of National Tree Week 2022
- This year’s theme is ‘More Forests for a Greener Future’ and aims to raise awareness of the many benefits of forests and the important role they play in delivering a sustainable future for all.
Monday, 7th March 2022:
National Tree Week 2022 was officially launched today in Sacred Heart Senior National School, Tallaght by the president of the Tree Council of Ireland Eanna Ní Lamhna and Coillte CEO Imelda Hurley with Caoilainn Finn Costigan, aged 9, Charlie McGuirk, aged 9 and Josh Rhys, aged 8 from the school. 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 sees events organised across the country celebrating all things trees! From the more hands-on community tree planting experiences to taking some time out to learn how to tell your oak tree from your birch tree at tree identification talks – there is something for everyone.
National Tree Week is an ideal time to learn more about the important role trees play in helping to stop climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the air, storing carbon in the trees and soil, and releasing oxygen into the atmosphere.
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 explained:
“It’s 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. 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
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About the Tree Council of Ireland
The Tree Council is an umbrella body for organisations involved in tree planting, management and conservation. The main role of the Tree Council is to promote the planting, care and enjoyment of trees. The Tree Council aims to educate the public through the organisation of events and tree-related activities, the publication of literature, the management of national tree records and through the provision of an information service to the public.
Coillte Ireland’s state forestry company which is responsible for managing over one million acres of primarily forested lands. Coillte is the nation’s largest forester and provider of outdoor recreation space. It also enables wind-energy on the estate, processes forestry by-products and undertakes nature rehabilitation projects of scale. Coillte delivers the multiple benefits of forestry, including forests for climate, for nature, for wood and for people.
To find out more visit www.coillte.ie