Tetra Pak Tree Day 2020
Thursday 1st October
For 2020 the chosen tree is the
Native Irish Scots Pine
On Tetra Pak Tree Day many schools take the opportunity to participate in guided woodland walks
at various locations throughout the country, enabling children to connect directly
with nature in an enjoyable way.
The walks are organised in co-operation with our member organisations including Coillte,
the Heritage Service of the OPW, the Dublin local authorities, the County Councils and the
National Parks & Wildlife Service.
Participants come on the walks at their own risk. The walks may not be suitable for all fitness levels.
The theme for this year’s campaign is
“Be a Force for Nature”
to encourage children to become more active in sustainability issues. Tetra Pak Tree Day gives
schools and children the tools to become environmentally conscious
and make a difference to the world around them.
This year, the spotlight is on the Scots Pine or An Giúis one of Ireland’s few evergreen trees.
The scientific name for the Scots Pine is Pinus sylvestris.
Traditionally, it was a very important tree as it burned well, giving off heat and light, and the resin
from the tree was also collected and was used in boat making.
Sammy Squirrel is delighted that lots of Scots Pine will be planted as part of Tree Day this year
as the seeds from the pine cones are one of his favourite foods!
To find out more about this year’s Tetra Pak Tree Day and claim a FREE sapling for your school
click below to take the Pledge and register!