Operation Emerald Nation....
Read about National Tree Week; we are hosting our film launch during this event!
1. OVERVIEW OF NATIONAL TREE WEEK 2017
ORIGIN National Tree Week is a week-long festival of activities to celebrate trees, organised by the Tree Council of Ireland and held annually in the first week in March.
OBJECTIVES The overall aim is to increase awareness and appreciation of the importance of trees, to foster an understanding of wood production and wood products, and to promote the planting, care, conservation and enjoyment of trees and woodlands. It also aims to encourage communities to actively organise and engage in tree initiatives at local level with particular emphasis on family participation.
WHAT HAPPENS Each year, Tree Council member organisations in conjunction with schools, community and amenity groups, and many others support National Tree Week by organising various events. Over 300 events take place nationwide and include tree planting ceremonies, forest and woodland walks, workshops, woodturning displays, talks, poetry readings, exhibitions, competitions and tree plantathons where communities are challenged to plant a target number of trees on a designated local site over a fixed time period.
ORGANISATION National Tree Week is sponsored by Applegreen for 2017 Tree Council member organisations are especially encouraged to organise events for National Tree Week throughout the country. The events guide is co-ordinated during January and February with events being posted on the Tree Council’s website. A campaign of publicity is set in motion at national, regional and local level.
PROMOTION Pre-launch photocall with photos issued to national press . Press releases issued to all media including national and regional newspapers and radio stations. Advertisements on national and local radio stations during National Tree Week. Radio interviews.
LAUNCH AND PRINCIPAL EVENTS The main launch event usually takes place either at the start of the week or a few days in advance with a high-profile guest, usually the President or Taoiseach and a closing event at the end of the week with a well-known celebrity such as Eanna Ni Lamhna.
MEASURABLE IMPACTS Since its inception, over half a million trees are estimated to have been planted throughout the country during Tree Week. Over 300 tree-related events take place nationwide during National Tree Week. SPONSORSHIP The Tree Council’s partners in National Tree Week include Coillte who have co-sponsored the event since 1989 and the country’s network of local authorities around the country who each year allocate 15,000 trees, supplied by Coillte, to schools and community groups for planting. Tree Council Member organisations, Coillte and community groups provide walks, talks, tree plantings etc. Since we commenced National Tree Week over 25 years ago, we have had only three sponsors, each repeat sponsoring over a number of years. Previous sponsors included ESB Pitney Bowes, Spar and O2.this year Applegreen 2. OBSERVATIONS · Primary purpose of National Tree Week– is to get people to plant trees, taking part in woodland walks, learning about trees. · All resource material are presented in English and Irish
LEAF Global Day of action; 21st March!
More here; http://www.leaf.global/about-gad
Our Proclamation was the Global Goals!
This year it's also Operation Commemoration...and Operation Proclamation!
Easter Egg Hunt! This will also work for a treasure hunt at any time of year!
We have been making up a very challenging hunt based on Native Trees.
See if you can figure them out !
The answers are
And one is not a tree at all.
That is all the native trees I had in my garden; actually the Scots Pines were in the local golf club. I will write some more clues for the next trees we come across, e.g. we will need one for all the alders in school!
Time to get the spuds in the ground people, before St. Patrick's Day! Joanna is busy chitting the potato seeds for us and we have all the tips from GIY on growing them in Ikea bags and drills! Looking forward to our bacon, cabbage and potato party before the summer holidays!
Earth Hour is coming up!
ESB Tree Week - visit the Coillte Nursery at Ballintemple
One off opportunity to visit the Coillte Nursery at Ballintemple, Ardattin in Co. Carlow
Come along to Ballintemple Nursery on Saturday next 12th March between 12Noon and 2.00pm and avail of this rare chance to take a guided tour of this wonderful Coillte Nursery. Make a day of it and enjoy the lovely Carlow countryside, families welcome.
The Nursery will open specially to facilitate visitors between 12noon and 2.00pm on Saturday next, March 12th, as part of ESB Tree Week.
Ireland's Most Loveable Trees; We are joining Bill Liao's Tree-Huggers this year. Read about favourite trees here.