Community group to plant trees along the Greenway in Clonmel

Call of the Forest

The award-winning film 'Call of The Forest' will be screened in Baker's Bar, Parnell Street, Clonmel at 7.30pm this Thursday evening

Due to the inclement weather and the Beast from the East, Suircan Community Forum’s plans for Tree Week had to be postponed earlier this month. 

The group has redoubled its efforts and is now promoting several events to mark the week, which every year aims to promote tree planting and cultivate the love of trees in Ireland.

The SuirCan Community Forum will gather in Baker’s Bar backroom in Parnell Street, Clonmel this Thursday evening at 7.30pm for the screening of the award-winning film 'Call of the Forest'. 

The film takes a walk in the woods with acclaimed Irish-Canadian scientist and author, Diana Beresford-Kroeger, as she reveals our profound human connection to the ancient and sacred northern forests and the essential role they play in sustaining the health of our planet. 

Diana is an acclaimed scientist and consultant adviser to the Irish Woodland League. 

Andrew St Ledger, PRO of the Woodland League, who also features in the film, will introduce the film and facilitate a question and answer session afterwards. Donations at the door will go towards the Woodland League projects - www.woodlandleague.org/forest-in-a-box-project

Other events included a further apple tree planting in Denis Burke Park earlier this week with TY students from the Loreto School and a public planting will take place on Good Friday from 11.30am until approximately 1pm along the Greenway. 

The trees were kindly sponsored by Clonmel Tidy Towns. 

The group will meet at the back of the Dunnes Stores car park on the Davis Road, where Suircan members will plant edible and crab apple trees along the river to add to the several clusters of apple trees already planted in the park and at the Convent Bridge last autumn as part of the Apple Treasures project. 

Shovels and gloves will be provided and people are advised to dress appropriately for the weather. 

For more information on the screening and planting, contact the SuirCan PRO on 086-3856720 or via e-mail - suircanclonmel@gmail.com