Celebrate National Tree Week in Tipperary

Tipperary people are invited to attend a number of free, fun-filled activities for all the family to enjoy as part of the National Tree Council of Ireland’s ‘National Tree Week 2014’, which takes place from March 2 to 8. Sponsored by SSE Airtricity - Ireland’s greenest home energy provider – the week-long festival is now in its 30th year.

This year’s theme, ‘The Sound of Trees’, highlights the many ways in which trees enrich our daily lives with sound - whether it’s the rustle of leaves in woodlands, the chirping of birds in a forest, a fiddle reaching a crescendo or heels dancing on a timber floor.

Woodland now accounts for less than 12% of Ireland’s land area – far below the European average of 40%. Central to National Tree Week is the organisation of tree planting events, which have seen more than half a million trees planted around the country over the past 30 years.

As part of this year’s National Tree Week campaign, over 15,000 free trees are being provided by Coillte to be distributed and planted by community groups and organisations across Ireland.

Over the course of National Tree Week 2014, more than 100 entertaining and educational tree-related events will take place in every county throughout the country to celebrate the positive impact that trees have on our lives.

Events taking place in Tipperary include:

Date and Time: Wednesday, March 5th at 10am, 11.30am and 1pm

Title of Event: Forest Walks, organised by Coillte

Venue: Bishops Wood Forest, Dundrum (1km out R661 road from Dundrum)

Event Info: 2km forest walks, complete with animal viewing stand


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