Launch of Council’s ‘Living with Trees’ 

by Gazette Reporter

 South Dublin County Council’s Mayor Peter Kavanagh launched the Tree Management Policy  – ‘Living with Trees’ 2021-2026 in Corkagh Park this week.

He planted an Oak tree – Quercus petraea – the Dair ghaelachor the traditional Irish Oak  – the sessile native oak.

Cllr Peter Kavanagh Mayor of South Dublin waters the newly planted oak tree in Clondalkin’s Corkagh Park as part of SDCC “Tree Management Policy 2021-2026”

“Trees provide great benefits in so many ways – economic, social, environmental, ecological and aesthetic benefits, as well as enhancing biodiversity and mitigating Climate Change. They contribute to the character, appearance, and wellbeing of the County. This Tree Management Policy, ‘Living with Trees’ 2021-26, represents our ongoing commitment to look after and enhance one of our most valuable natural resources,” stressed the Mayor. 

Planting this oak tree marks the launch of the County’s second Tree Management Policy. This oak will grow, prosper and provide shelter and beauty for visitors to Corkagh Park for hundreds of years.’

 ‘Living with Trees’ 2021-2026 – the Tree Management Policy for the next five years, will continue to highlight the importance of trees in our County. 

The main objectives of the Policy are:

  1. To continue to implement a proactive tree management programme.
  2. To expand the tree canopy in the County.
  3. To implement a public awareness and education programme.

PHOTOS – BEN RYAN

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