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Cork County Council Supporting National Tree Week

In celebration of National Tree Week 2023, Cork County Council is offering a limited number of native trees to schools, community groups, and organisations. National Tree Week is an initiative of the Tree Council of Ireland and will take place this year from March 19th to 26th. The initiative invites communities to learn about the folklore of trees, their practical applications and to appreciate the importance of a healthy and diverse native tree stock. 

To be part of National Tree Week, community groups, organisations, and schools are invited to organise or participate in events throughout the week. As well as tree planting, the range of events can include forest and woodland walks, nature trails, workshops, woodturning displays, talks, poetry readings, exhibitions, dramas or any other ideas that will celebrate the wonderful world of trees.

Speaking of National Tree Week 2023, Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Danny Collins noted, “trees and our connection with them is a relationship that is thousands of years old. They provide for us, shelter us and inspire us. Alongside promoting tree health, one of the key objectives of the week is to boost climate awareness and the agricultural economy. This is especially important as the Irish forestry sector currently supports 12,000 jobs in Ireland. I encourage communities to get involved in National Tree Week this year, let’s do our bit to protect and enrich our environment.”

National Tree Week has been growing from strength to strength in Cork County over the past number of years. In 2022, Cork County Council allocated trees to over 30 groups. Thanks to the support of the Tree Council of Ireland, Cork County Council will once again have a number of native trees to gift to local schools, community groups and organiations on a first come first served basis for planting during Tree Week.

For further information on National Tree Week in Cork County or to avail of trees for planting, email: [email protected] or phone: (021) 4285905. All groups engaging in the week online are invited to tag Cork County Council and use the hashtag #treeweek2023

Source: Cork County Council

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