National Tree Week activities 2018


This year Tree Week is running from March 4th to the 11th. To get involved and be part of National Tree Week, the Tree Council of Ireland invites you to organise one or more events for the week to celebrate trees. As well as tree planting ceremonies, the range of events can include forest and woodland walks, nature trails, workshops, wood-turning displays, talks, tree hugging, tree climbing, broadcasts, launches, poetry readings, exhibitions, competitions and tree plantations where communities are challenged to plant a target number of trees on a designated local site over a fixed time period. Don’t forget to register your event, so that other people can come and join you! More information can be found on

Cork City Council and Cork City Council have free trees for groups.  The Tree Council will be providing Cork County Council with a number of saplings that can be used by local groups, schools and communities as part of their tree planting events. Email for more details.

Tree planting in Charleville Town Park by St. Mary’s Secondary School Green School Committee to mark National Tree week will be going ahead as Cork County Council will supply trees. Date and time to be conformed

Tree Week talk and planting with Ted Cooke on Sunday March 4th. In recognition of National Tree Week join us for a talk, an introduction to ‘Veteran Tree Care in Historic Landscapes’ as part of Tree Week followed by tree planting at a dedicated 2 acre site in Macroom’s Castlegrounds. All welcome. We’ll be meeting outside by the Macroom Castle arch at 1pm. To help with planting please bring spades, secateurs, suitable clothing and a packed lunch. This a free event and no booking is required. #WildAboutNature

Date/Time: Tuesday 6th March 2018 at 12 noon
– Tree Week Talk with Ted Cook in Macroom 
Location:  Macroom Library, Macroom, Co. Cork
Additional Information: In recognition of National Tree Week, Ted Cook will give his annual Tree Week Lecture, themed this year, 2018, ‘Ascendancy Landscapes – A Case Study in Veteran Tree Guardianship’. This will be followed by treeplanting at a dedicated 2 acre site in Macroom’s Castlegrounds from 13:00 to 15:30. All welcome.

TREE WEEK WALK hosted by Cork Nature Network @Doneraile Wildlife Park, Saturday March 10th @1:30pm. A gentle walk exploring the ecology and lore of trees 

Date/Time: Sunday 11th March 2018 from 13:00 to 16:00
– Tree Week Event with Ted Cook in Baile Mhúirne  
Location:  Meet at St. Gobnait’s Wood Entrance Carpark (opposite and over bridge from Mills Pub), Baile Mhúirne, Co. Cork
Additional Information: In recognition of National Tree Week, Ted Cook will give a talk on ‘Habitat Continuity and Pressures at St. Gobnait’s Wood’. This will be followed by treeplanting adjacent to the entrance carpark. All welcome.

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