What is Tetra Pak Tree Day?
Tetra Pak Tree Day is organised each year by us at the Tree Council of Ireland with the support of our members and the Green-Schools of Ireland.
It has been kindly sponsored by Tetra Pak for over twenty years in association with
Avonmore School Milk.
Tetra Pak Tree Day
Lá na gCrann
Annually on the
1st Thursday of October!
Primary schools around the country are invited to spend the day learning about trees and to appreciate and enjoy the planet we all live on.
Each year a theme is chosen for the campaign to promote trees and the vital part they play
in our environment and each year Tetra Pak Tree Day highlights a different native Irish tree.
It is an important date in the school calendar which has been enthusiastically supported by children, teachers and parents alike and it provides an opportunity to put down the school books, get outdoors!
The campaign’s mascot Sammy Squirrel, who features every year on the Avonmore school milk cartons,
shares simple messages and tips on how to make better choices to help Mother Nature
and be planet positive.
As part of Tetra Pak Tree Day, up to 1,500 native tree saplings are made available through the campaign website for primary schools to plant on their grounds or in a pot in the classroom.