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Castle Saunderson Tree Planting

Planting trees in Tree Council of Ireland’s Family Tree Scheme Woodland in Castle Saunderson Demesne, International Scout Centre, Belturbet, Co. Cavan with MEI Environmental Awareness Initiative (Marketing English in Ireland) Take a look at some of the photos from the planting trees for the Family Tree Scheme this January    

TetraPak Tree Day on RTÉ News2Day

Tree Day 2016 was celebrated on Thursday October 6th. RTÉ’s News2Day featured a report on the importance of this day. Check it out here  

Resistant Ash?

From The Observer: Robin McKie Observer science editor A £1.2m project to recruit thousands of walkers and other members of the public to help save Britain’s ash trees is to be launched on Monday. The aim of the AshTag project is to use “citizen science” to pinpoint trees that are resistant to ash dieback disease. […]

Connelly Hospital marks James’s execution in 1916

On Friday 13th of May, 100 years and one day after the execution of James Connelly, a Giant Redwood was planted in his memory in the grounds of the hospital in Blanchardstown named in his honour. This is to match a somewhat older and bigger Sequoiadendron giganteum in the centre of the entrance roundabout to […]

St Enda’s Pearse brothers commemorative planting

Tree Council President Kevin Hutchinson planted a tree in memory of Patrick and Willie Pearse in St Enda’s Park  on the 100th anniversary of their execution. The ceremony was jointly organised with Dr Matthew Jebb, Director of the Botanic Gardens.   Below, Kevin with some descendants of the Pearse family