How to Get Involved
To be part of National Tree Week, the Tree Council of Ireland invites you to organise one or more events for the week to celebrate trees. As well as tree planting ceremonies, the range of events can include forest and woodland walks, nature trails, workshops, woodturning displays, talks, tree hugging, tree climbing, broadcasts, launches, poetry readings, exhibitions, Man and two children with hedgehog dramas, competitions and tree plantations where communities are challenged to plant a target number of trees on a designated local site over a fixed time period. Don’t forget to register your event, so that other people can come and join you!
What can you do to celebrate National Tree Week?
- Check out the National Tree Week events programme and take part in an event near you.
- Celebrate National Tree Week in your school by planting a tree or in the classroom by drawing pictures or making leaf prints or bark rubbings of trees, read or write poems or stories about trees, learn how to measure the height and spread of a tree, produce a class drama about trees.
- Encourage your local residents association, tidy towns group, youth club, sports club or other local organisation to get their members involved in a tree planting or tree maintenance project (eg. clean-up a local woodland) in your area.
- Volunteer in a local community tree-planting event. You’ll meet new people and make a difference in your community.
- Organise a walk or trail to showcase and tell the stores of any large, unusual or historic trees in your community.
- Commemorate an event of significance in your community by planting a tree and organise a community celebration or get together to mark the occasion.
- Celebrate the week in a personal way by planting a tree yourself in your own garden.
- Take some time to read a book about trees or find our more about their characteristics, their uses, folklore etc. Learn to identify trees in your neighbourhood.
- Enjoy the outdoors. Visit a local forest or park or take a nature walk and enjoy observing and being in the company of trees.
- Those in the business community could sponsor a community tree project.