Work In The Woods

What a busy winter and spring season it has been at Manch! Work teams and volunteers from a number of local, national and international businesses have been visiting Manch to help with maintenance and tree planting work throughout the season.

We have been working to plant trees into some areas of the older woods that have been badly damaged by storms in the last few years. Volunteers have done great work clearing undergrowth, finding and marking natural regeneration and planting new young trees where they are needed.

Visitors enjoyed guided walks of the woods, talks on the Manch Story and management of the estate, picnic lunches in the working yard and plenty of hard work planting trees in the fresh air. The volunteer days are managed and hosted by Nikki Keeling who does a brilliant job looking after the education centre at Manch and passing on her great knowledge and passion for the woods.

Photographs and more detail about the brilliant sponsors supporting the work at Manch coming soon.

Trees on the Land 2019

The team at Trees on the Land would like to thank everyone who took part planting trees on and around Saturday 9th February 2019.

After a very busy production and distribution phase early in the year, more than 140,000 trees were distributed for planting across the 32 counties of Ireland and Northern Ireland during February.

Just over 700 landowners planted trees this year with farmers, smallholders, councils, community groups, sports clubs, schools, colleges and many other landowners accommodating trees.  Many different projects were undertaken including the planting of small woodlands, hedges, coppices, shelter belts, orchards, agroforestry, reforestation and other landscape planting work.

Huge thanks to all of the collection points, nurseries, volunteers, drivers and other helpers who worked so hard to get trees out to everyone and special thanks, as always, to those who hosted the collection points.

Work is now starting for the 2020 planting project which will take place on Saturday 15th February.

For all project information please see and all enquiries to info [at]

Making a Woodland Connection

European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018

Monday 29th October 2018
11am – 4pm

at The Manch Project
Manch Estate, Ballineen, Co. Cork.
Eircode: P47NW62

To celebrate the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, we’re hosting a day of walks, talks and workshops at our Manch headquarters.  Set in over 300 acres of woodland, the Manch project is the base for all of our work at the Green Economy Foundation.

  • Guided walks  – a wonderful opportunity to learn about the woodland establishment and management work at Manch and to explore the old broadleaf woodland and our more recent sustainable woodland projects.
  • Practical workshops – will include tree planting, seed collecting and woodland crafts.
  • Talks and discussions – Our education centre will host a series of talks and discussions on sustainable development, environmental policies and cultural heritage.

A full schedule of the day’s events will be published here shortly.

All welcome – Entrance is Free – No dogs please.

For more information please click HERE.

Contact:  Nikki Keeling – 087 791 6919