Another one bites the dust……..


The Spanish or Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa) in Oakfield Park, County Donegal, which featured in the “Heritage Trees of Ireland” book has sadly been blow down in a recent storm.     Seeds are being collected from the fallen giant in order to ensure new generations from the great tree. (With thanks to Brian McElhinney, Estate Manager, Oakfield Park,...

Tree Day 2014


Lá na gCrann 2014 Déardaoin, 9 Deireadh Fómhair 2014 For a full list of County by County Woodland Walks visit www.treeday.ie. Tree Day 2014 was on Thursday, 9th October and the theme for this year was ‘What can we learn from Trees?’ Have you ever wondered what kind of tree you are most like? This year’s Tree Day on October 9th, took a close look at the personality of our native trees.Did you know that the Oak is loving, the Scots Pine is helpful and the Yew is mysterious? Our theme this year ‘What can we learn from trees?’ or ‘Cad is féidir linn a fhoghlaim faoi chrainn?’ explores the unique characteristics of the trees that surround us.  On Tree Day, schools and families are invited to explore the fascinating stories, the people and events of local, national and world significance that a tree in their locality may have witnessed in its lifetime. The event is organised by the Tree Council of Ireland with the support of the Department of Education & Skills and is sponsored by Tetra Pak. The official website www.treeday.ie, offers all the tools and information to help teachers create a learning experience that will encourage children to embrace and understand the magic, beauty and importance of trees in their communities. The website is classroom friendly and features interactive, curriculum based lessons for the classroom in both Irish and English along with Tree Day school projects, poster downloads, word games, colouring pages and much more. Each year a different native tree is highlighted on Tree Day and this year the focus was on the Alder. Tree Day’s mascot, Sammy Squirrel, was back...

Family Tree Scheme

Family Tree Scheme
Commemorate an event or person by planting a tree as part of our Family Tree Scheme. Your family tree will span the human generations, giving pleasure to many.

Our New Website!

Our New Website!
On the 8th of October 2014, in conjunction with Roomthree Design, the Tree Council went live with this new style website. This was done to allow more flexible editing and updating in order to keep the site relevant and interesting. What you see now is our first version of the site created by the new software. Please feel free to send any feedback, positive or negative,...

Tree of Hope, October 9th


A special planting of a Tree of Hope took place on Tree Day, Thursday 9th October 2014, in Bohernabreena Cemetery, near Tallaght. The Tree of Hope is planted as a symbol to all affected by a suicide or who are living with mental health issues such as depression, to show them we care and support them. This was the 24th Tree of Hope that has been planted. For further details about this event contact Noeleen Fulham (086 3672209)  ...