National Tree Week 2020
Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, National Tree Week has been cancelled for this year.
We look forward to resuming all activities as normal for 2021.
Thank you all for your co-operation and understanding during these concerning times.
Please stay safe and well, following all advice and guidelines as laid out by the HSE.
Saturday 21st March to
Friday 27th March 2020
The Tree Council of Ireland and Coillte are again partnering for National Tree Week and this year’s theme is:
“Healthy Trees Healthy Planet”
The theme this year is to promote tree health and the important role trees play in protecting our planet by taking on climate change and providing natural renewable resources. It also references the health benefits, both physical and mental, that trees and forests provide.
Trees will be available for collection across the country through the local County Councils who have applied to us at the Tree Council for trees. We are urging all schools and community groups to register their events with us here and then contact their local County Council to obtain saplings.
(subject to availability)
Coillte will donate 30,000 native tree saplings during National Tree Week 2020 such as oak, birch, alder, and rowan in coordination with the Tree Council of Ireland.
" National Tree Week provides the ideal opportunity for local groups to get together
and make a lasting difference in their communities. Last year we saw over 300 events
take place around the country and we’d love to see more parents and teachers get
involved and educate their children about trees and the diverse role they
play in rural and urban environments.”
As the week draws closer you will find a list of all registered events on the
Tree Council of Ireland’s website. There will be tree planting and educational events taking
place across the country, where the public can find out what trees do for our environment,
which trees suit the Irish ecosystem and how you can ensure your tree stays
healthy throughout the whole year."
President of the Tree Council of Ireland, Joseph McConville
If you’re a planting a tree during National Tree week, please be sure to tag
and use the campaign hashtag
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Coillte is a commercial forestry company, owned by the State, that manages approximately 7% of the country’s land.
They operate three strong businesses from Ireland:
their core forestry business,
a wood panels manufacturing business MEDITE SMARTPLY,
a land solutions business.
Coillte export to over 30 countries worldwide.
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