Recently we volunteered our services in aid of the not-for-profit organisation One Million Trees In One Day, distributing young native Irish trees to the people of Kilkenny and Tipperary. The Tree Services Ireland team braved the cold to help this excellent initiative prepare for a national tree planting day on the 11th February.
Although our role was a small one, the team were proud to be involved organising a few thousands native bare rooted trees to be delivered across the two counties . As Kilkenny’s local tree care company, pruning and removing trees is the foundation of our business. However, we understand the important role that trees have for our communities and we are always trying to find ways to encourage the public to believe deeply in planting trees. We wish to show the public that we are committed to promoting continuous forest cover and biodiversity across Ireland, this is one way we can show that support.
One Million Trees in One Day is a charity, not-for-profit, cross-border, community and environmental initiative which aims to plant a million young native trees at many different sites across both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in 24 hours.
The initiative run by the Forestry Foundation is in it’s 5th year, seeing over 650,000 native trees planted on over more than, 3,000 sites across our island. Here you can see a map of tree planted so far.
So who do One Million Trees in One Day work with?
One Million Trees In One Day work with farmers, smallholders, community groups, councils, schools, colleges and many other landowners this initiative encourages continuous forest cover practices, while directly supporting biodiversity in Ireland to coordinate sites to accommodate trees each season. Each year people with space can apply for native trees from the charity free of charge, which are then distributed before the planting day each February. One Million Tree in One Day is a bold investment in the future; one day of work for many centuries of positive returns.
If you are interested in learning more about this life giving initiative please follow the links above, One Million Trees In One Day website is full of useful educational tree and forest information. We are also very happy to answer any question you may have regarding this project, so please get in contact.
“The Best Time to Plant A Tree Is 20 Years Ago. The Second Best Time Is Now”