Get a free sapling tree for your class for Tree Day 2018
The Tree Council of Ireland with the support of Tetra Pak have 1,000 sapling
trees to give away.
The Guelder Rose is one of our lesser known native deciduous trees. It grows in
dampish areas in hedges and small woods. It is a small tree, growing to a
maximum of 4 metres. It bears discs of creamy white flowers in early summer
which are excellent for pollinators and bunches of translucent bright red
berries which the birds love, in early autumn. The Guelder Rose, known as
Viburnum opulus in Latin, has its own Irish name – Caorchon – which tells us
that it is a native Irish Tree and thus supports a great deal of biodiversity of
The Tree Council of Ireland, with the support of Tetra Pak , is giving schools the
opportunity to acquire one of these to plant with their class for Tree Day on 4Th
October either in a pot indoors or outside in the soil. The Theme for this year is
‘ Be nature nice! or Bí dóighiúl don dúlra! We have a lot of woodland
walks arranged for schools both in local parks and nearby forest areas.
Log onto www.treeday.ie for all information.