Tree of Hope Joins the Tree Council

Tree of Hope Joins the Tree Council
The “Tree of Hope” strives to provide a place of comfort where survivors can memorialise their loved ones lost to suicide or living with depression. The Tree of Hope team do this on a Voluntary basis as we have all been directly impacted by loss through suicide, all funds go directly into the planting of our trees. I had sadly lost loved one’s to suicide and found myself in a dark place, I just couldn’t get my head around the Whys? the What if? the loss? and the anger etc. I wasn’t in a space to go into a help center or call a help line so I walked and I would walk for miles just trying to clear my head, then last March 2014 I saw an add from the National Tree Council Of Ireland asking people to plant a Tree for (Tree Week) then the idea came to me…to get a tree and call the tree the (Tree Of Hope) the tree will be a (focal point) in the community as a symbol to all affected by a suicide or living with mental health issues to show our Support. My husband Niall helps me with this and then we met Ashling at a tree plant she invited us to do when she sadly lost her husband Alan to suicide this year (Ashling is part of our team now and is getting great comfort from helping with the Tree Of Hope plantings). The Tree Plantings are really taken off and my dream is for everyone nationwide/worldwide to plant a Tree Of Hope in their own Community…..The Tree’s are...

Tidy Towns Tree Awards 2015

Tidy Towns Tree Awards 2015
The TidyTowns Tree Project Award is a special competition sponsored by the Tree Council of Ireland. This award recognises the huge impact that properly positioned trees can have in a town or village and the importance of having the right tree in the right place. For example, planting a series of fast growing trees for instant effect could have long term implications for footpath or street management. It is essential, therefore, that careful thought is put into not only the planting but also the management of the trees over their life-span. This award also seeks, where appropriate, to raise awareness and promote initiatives to enhance the protection of old and established trees that are of natural, historical, cultural, botanical or landscape significance within a community. Such trees may include those listed in the Tree Council of Ireland’s Register of Heritage Trees. Consideration should be given to the planting of memorial trees to commemorate the anniversary of an event with specific resonance with the Town/Village. A certificate and a prize of €1,000 are awarded to the TidyTowns Committee which has demonstrated the highest tree placement and maintenance standards. This year the prize was divided between Newbridge, County Kildare and Geashill, County Offaly To enter the Tree Project Award, download and complete the entry form Download the Tree project entry form (English) Download the Tree project entry form...