Tree planting in Ireland & Northern Ireland.
The One Million Trees in One Day team ran a busy planting day this year on Saturday 11th February with just over 77,000 trees planted at 504 sites across Ireland and Northern Ireland.
In bitterly cold and wintry conditions, farmers and smallholders, schools, colleges, community groups and other landowners turned out to plant trees on their land. The planting included woodland, hedgerow, coppice, orchard and agroforestry establishment projects with more than 70 community groups taking part and hundreds of volunteers helping with the distribution and planting of trees.
Project Co-ordinator Imogen Rabone says:
“We ran a modest project this year with a relatively short lead-time – we’re delighted to have been able to include so many landowners and such a diversity of planting projects. We have worked with some brilliant sponsors and donors this season and our new application fees have been a success, so we look forward to continuing development of the project for 2018. As always – a huge thank you to all of our helpers, particularly those running collection points and helping with tree deliveries.”
The One Million Trees in One Day project has planted over 700,000 trees across Ireland and Northern Ireland and is currently working on co-ordinating its 2018 projects. For more information visit www.onemilliontreesinoneday.com