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National Tree Week 2021 – Hundreds of saplings planted in Limerick

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National Tree Week 2021 – Copper Beech in People’s Park pictured above.

The trees will be planted in the following areas:

Mayorstone Quarry Coolraine Heights, Old Cratloe Road
Ted Russell Park O’Brien Park
Aherlow Close, Caherdavin Aspen Gardens
Highfield, Ennis Road Boro Field, Janesboro
Sarsfield Park, Ennis Road The Demesne, Newcastle West
People’s Park Castletroy Park
Bourke Avenue, Lower Edward Street Foynes
Rostrevor Close, Caherdavin Abbeyfeale Park
Dromroe, Rhebogue Faha View, Patrickswell

National Tree Week 2021 – Hundreds of saplings planted in Limerick

Four hundred and seventy saplings are being planted across Limerick city and county by Limerick City and County Council to mark National Tree Week 2021.

National Tree Week 2021 - National Tree Week 2021 - Copper Beech in Peoples Park pictured above - Copper Beech in Peoples Park

National Tree Week 2021 – Copper Beech in Peoples Park pictured above.

The trees, which are a mixture of native and common species will be planted over the coming weeks include Alnus Glutinosa (Alder); Betula (Birch); Crataegus (Red Thorn); Malus Domestica (Crab Apple); Quercus Robur (Oak); Sorbus Aucuparia (Mountain Ash) and Tilia (Lime).

Traditionally, Limerick City and County Council would have marked National Tree Week by distributing saplings to schools across the city and county for planting, however, this has not been possible this year.

Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Michael Collins said: “Visiting schools around to plant and discuss the importance of trees to our environment as part of National Tree Week has always been an important job for the Mayor. While this is not possible at present, I am encouraging everyone during this week to understand the important role trees can play as part of actions to protect our environment and climate.”

National Tree Week 2021 - Sapling planted in people's park

National Tree Week 2021 – One of the 470 saplings being planted across Limerick for National Tree Week.

In addition to the planting of 470 saplings, Limerick City and County Council is hosting ‘The Beauty of Trees’ webinar with Mary Keenan.

Mary has a degree in Horticulture and has a wealth of experience in the area.

She was a lecturer in the Botanic Gardens before joining the Parks and Landscape Department of South Dublin County Council. She was President of The Tree Council of Ireland and later its Director.

Mary was on the board of the Heritage Council for 10 years, runs Gash Gardens and since leaving South Dublin County Council, she is now the editor of the Irish Garden magazine. Mary is also a National Tidy Towns adjudicator.

‘The Beauty of Trees’ is taking place on Thursday 25 March 2021 at 8 pm.

You will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar.

 

Login to register, go HERE 

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