Name change for tree planting project



The One Million Trees in One Day project has taken on a new name – Trees on the Land – for its ongoing tree planting projects.

Trees on the Land keeps much the same structure and will continue to run an annual event with applicants across the 32 counties planting their trees on a selected Saturday in February.  As the project enters its sixth season of planting the team hope to continue to improve an initiative which has evolved into a seasonal fixture on farms and in communities across the island.

Project Co-ordinator Imogen Rabone says of the change:  “One Million Trees in One Day has come a long way since its start in 2011; we’ve planted a lot of trees and each season we’ve had a crack at a million trees, but we’ve fallen so far short that we decided a new working title – Trees on the Land – would better describe the project.”

The project has planted more than 730,000 native trees at hundreds of sites in Ireland and Northern Ireland with a focus on farm and community tree cover establishment.  The project distributes mixes of native trees suitable for small woodland, coppice, hedgerow, orchard, agroforestry, shelter belt and reforestation establishment work.

Applications for trees are open for the next planting day – Saturday 10th February 2018 – and can be made at www.treesontheland.com