An Cathaoirleach Lettie McCarthy and Ruairi O’Dulaing, Senior Parks Superintendent were on site in Fernhill Park & Gardens last week to plant a native cherry tree to mark National Tree Week, writes Rachel Cunningham.
Organised by the Tree Council of Ireland and Coillte, the aim of the week is to encourage the public to plant, look after and encourage knowledge around trees and climate change. The initiative involved a number of tree planting events county-wide taking place with schools.
As part of its commitment to tree care, management and increasing a healthy tree population, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council will plant an additional hectare of woodland in Fernhill this winter. Over the past winter, 4,300 trees were planted in the county.
The council also promised that the Tree Tag Project, which evaluates the environmental benefits, such as carbon sequestered by particular trees in the community, will continue to grow this year.
PHOTO – An Cathaoirleach Lettie McCarthy and Ruairi O’Dulaing, Senior Parks Superintendent of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council launch national tree week in Fernhill Park & Gardens.
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