National Tree Week 3rd -10th March

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Feile na gCrainn - A Feast of Trees

By Deirdre Burns

National Tree Week is an annual, week-long festival celebrating all positive aspects of trees in our lives and environment.  It is organised by the Tree Council of Ireland with the support of Coillte. National Tree Week takes place from 3-10 March 2013.  The theme is ‘A Feast of Trees'. With this theme, we are asking people to recognise and celebrate the role of trees in providing food for humans, birds, bees and other wildlife.  The range of foods from trees - fruit, nuts, seeds, oils, leaves, roots and bark will be highlighted along with the relationship between trees, bees, pollination, and food crop production

The primary aim of National Tree Week is to encourage people to plant more trees and the emphasis in 2013 will be on planting trees that provide a food source for humans, birds, bees and other wildlife. 

Check out the events happening in Wicklow below,  or visit the Tree Council's website for lots of information on tree species, that are good for wildlife and good for us!

Date: Tuesday, 5th March
Organiser:  GAA, in association with Tree Council and Bray Emmet’s GAA Club. 
Venue: Bray Emmet’s GAA Club, Bray.
Time: 10.30 am
Event details:  Liam O’Neill, Uachtaráin Cumann Lúthchleas Gael will join with members of Bray Emmet’s GAA club to plant trees to celebrate Tree Week.
Contact: Tree Council of Ireland. Tel: 01-4931313; E-mail: trees@treecouncil.ie

Date: 6th March, 11.30am
Organiser:  Powerscourt Gardens in association with Crann
Venue: Powerscourt Gardens, Enniskerry, County Wicklow.
Time:  11.30 am
Event details:  Celebrate Tree Week in Powerscourt Gardens with a way around Powerscourt ‘s unique collection of trees which have been planted over the past two centuries.  This collection includes the North American conifers, which were the 'exotic' plants of the 19th century. The relatively kind climate at Powerscourt has helped many of these trees grow rapidly. Other types of trees at Tower Valley include the Sitka Spruce, Western Red Cedar, European Silver Fir, Dawn Redwood, Torrey Pine and the Giant Sequoia among others.
Cost: Adults €6.50, seniors €6.00. Free of charge for annual members
Contact:  www.powerscourt.ie/events T: (01) 204 6000
Booking Essential: Email marketing@powerscourt.net to reserve your place or call (01) 2046000. 
For further information, please contact:  Aoife O’ Driscoll, Marketing & Communications Manager, Powerscourt Estate.   Phone: + 353 2046000 (Direct Line: + 353 204 6009) / + 353 87-6179922.  Email: aoife.odriscoll@powerscourt.net

 

 

http://www.treecouncil.ie/treeweek/treeweek2013.html

This page was added by Deirdre Burns on 12/02/2013.

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