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National Tree Week 2022 National Tree Week 2022 - Mayor of Limerick City and County Council , Daniel Butler planting an oak tree for National Tree Week in St Nessan's, National School, Mungret with members of the student council and School Principal, Marie Keogh. Picture: Keith Wiseman National Tree Week 2022 National Tree Week 2022 - Mayor of Limerick City and County Council , Daniel Butler planting an oak tree for National Tree Week in St Nessan's, National School, Mungret with members of the student council and School Principal, Marie Keogh. Picture: Keith Wiseman

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Council to plant 1,700 trees as it marks National Tree Week 2022

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National Tree Week 2022 – Mayor of Limerick City and County, Daniel Butler planting an oak tree for National Tree Week in St Nessan’s, National School, Mungret with members of the student council and school principal, Marie Keogh. Picture: Keith Wiseman.

A further 2,000 saplings are to be distributed to members of the public

national tree week 2022 The splendor of the fagus sylvatica purpurea (copper beech) welcoming people to the People's Park. This tree was one of the first trees planted when the park opened in 1877.
The splendor of the fagus sylvatica purpurea (copper beech) welcoming people to the People’s Park. This tree was one of the first trees planted when the park opened in 1877.

Limerick City and County Council intends to plant 1,700 trees this year as part of its overall planting programme.

To mark National Tree Week 2022, which runs until Saturday, March 26, 300 saplings will be planted in Ted Russell Park, St Mary’s Park, Mungret Park and Newcastle West Demesne. 100 saplings will be planted in Caherdavin Green, Ennis Road, Thomond and Mayorstone.

Other locations selected for planting are Patrickswell (30), Garryowen (20), Ballynanty (20), Ashbrook (20) and Kilmurry Road (10). 

The theme of National Tree Week 2022 is ‘More Forests for a Greener Future’ which aims to highlight the many benefits of forests for Ireland’s climate and biodiversity agendas, for green recreation spaces and sustainably grown wood.

Forest and woodland areas around Limerick became increasingly popular due to the restrictions over the past two years and that popularity has remained as people continue to reconnect with nature and look at doing more eco-friendly activities.

A selection of tree species is being planted. These include Oak, Beech, Whitethorn, Blackthorn, Alder and Birch.

In addition to the planting programme, Limerick City and County Council has 2,000 saplings to be distributed among the public.

A selection of Oak, Beech, Whitethorn, Blackthorn and Alder saplings will be available at the recycling and amenity centres in Mungret, Newcastle West and Kilmallock this week.

Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Daniel Butler commented, “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.”


For more stories on National Tree Week, go HERE

For more information on National Tree Week, go HERE 

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