April 13, 2021
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Branching out: Wicklow schools and community groups urged to register events for National Tree Week 2020

Schools, companies and community organisations across county Wicklow are being urged to register their events for National Tree Week.

Coillte is partnering again with the Tree Council of Ireland for National Tree Week 2020, which takes place from Saturday, March 21 to Friday, March 27 and this year’s theme is ‘Healthy Trees Healthy Planet’.

The theme this year is to promote tree health and the important role trees play in protecting our planet by taking on climate change and providing natural renewable resources. It also references the health benefits, both physical and mental health that trees and forests provide.

President of the National Tree Council President Joseph McConville, said: “National Tree Week provides the ideal opportunity for local groups to get together and make a lasting difference in their communities. Last year we saw over 300 events take place around the country and we’d love to see more parents and teachers get involved and educate their children about trees and the diverse role they play in rural and urban environments.

“As the week draws closer you will find a list of all registered events in County Wicklow on the Tree Council of Ireland’s website. There will be tree planting and educational events taking place across the country, where the public can find out what trees do for our environment, which trees suit the Irish ecosystem and how you can ensure your tree stays healthy throughout the whole year.”

For more information or to register your event, log on to: https://www.treecouncil.ie/registeranevent

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