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Comhairle Crann na hÉireann

Cabinteely House
The Park
Park Drive

Dublin 18
D18 YY28

Registered in Ireland No: 111380
Charity No: CHY 6799

CRA No: 20013417

As we work from home, our physical mailbox is only occasionally monitored

Mission Statement

Fostering a Tree Culture in Ireland through Action and Awareness

The Tree Council of Ireland was established in 1985 with the purpose of promoting the planting, establishment, and conservation of trees and woodlands throughout the country.

Since its inception, it has grown into a prominent national non-profit organisation dedicated to advancing various aspects related to trees and woodlands.

As a voluntary organisation, the Tree Council acts as an umbrella group, bringing together bodies that share a common interest in trees and work towards achieving the objectives of the Council.

Our mission is to nurture a vibrant tree culture throughout Ireland by fostering both proactive engagement and widespread awareness. We are committed to enlightening the public about the intrinsic value and ecological significance of trees through dynamic events and tree-centric activities. Furthermore, we actively foster networking opportunities among our members, serving as a collaborative platform for sharing insights and resources.

​As advocates for tree culture and its vital role in environmental sustainability, we proudly represent the collective voice dedicated to the establishment and advancement of Ireland's trees. We work towards the preservation and proliferation of trees to ensure they remain a cornerstone of Ireland's natural heritage and sustainable future.

Objectives of the Tree Council

  • To foster a tree culture in Ireland through action and awareness.

  • To promote the propagation, planting, conservation, establishment and management of trees in both town and country.

  • To disseminate knowledge about trees and their care.

  • To increase public awareness about the importance of trees, forests, and woodlands in maintaining ecological balance, biodiversity, and resilience to climate change.

  • To encourage individuals, communities, and organisations to plant and care for trees for environmental enhancement, aesthetics and increased biodiversity.

  • To cultivate a culture of tree planting in Ireland, especially among young people, by actively engaging with schools and communities.

  • To provide structural support and networking for our member organisations aligned with our objectives.

  • To promote sustainable management, establishment and regeneration of trees, woodlands and associated ecosystems that balance the needs of people and the environment.

  • To promote the economic benefits of trees, woodlands and forests and to highlight the benefits of wood use.

  • To work towards creating a greener, healthier, and more sustainable future for Ireland by advocating for the protection and conservation of trees and emphasising their importance.

Funding of the Tree Council

The Tree Council is a non-profit organisation which does not receive any financial support from the government.

Instead, it relies on support from various sources to continue its voluntary work.

The sources of support include Friends of the Tree Council, annual subscriptions from member organisations, funds from its tree sponsorship scheme, revenue from its publications, and donations from the public.

Equally, an increasing number of companies are collaborating with the Tree Council as they acknowledge the multiple advantages of associating with an environmentally positive organisation that has the potential and enthusiasm to accomplish its goals.

By doing so, these companies are not only displaying responsible corporate behaviour but also contributing to the development of a better social and cultural environment for trees and woodlands in Ireland.

Current Board of Trustees & Staff

Our Previous Presidents

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