National Tree Week in Fingal 2023
National Tree Week 2023 will take place from 19th to 26th March and Fingal County Council has a number of initiatives planned to celebrate this including plans to distribute 16,000 trees to residents across the county, as well as hosting a number of community planting events and workshops.
Fingal has around 2,000 hectares of public open space, of which a large proportion are heritage landscapes, defined in many respects by woodlands and trees. We want to help ensure that everybody across the county can enjoy what we have on our doorstep for future generations, and that households can also benefit from the joy of beautiful trees in their own backyard and do their bit for the environment as well.
Following on from the success of previous years Fingal County Council is pleased to announce that it will be giving away 16,000 tree whips to members of the public to help improve and increase tree cover in the County and ensure the benefits of trees are guaranteed for years to come. Species that will be handed out this year include Cherry, Birch, Hazel and Alder. There is a limit of two per household. To reduce use of plastic please bring your own bag.
The council will also be running a promotional campaign on Social Media throughout the week explaining the benefits of trees so be sure to follow our Social media channels below for updates.
Kevin Halpenny, Fingal County Council’s Senior Parks Superintendent commented: “Fingal Parks and Green infrastructure are progressing the actions outlined in the Forest of Fingal Tree Strategy to increase tree canopy cover and improve biodiversity and climate resilience. During this National Tree week we are encouraging people, through planting in their own gardens, to add to the level of tree cover and diversity of tree species in the county and are giving away 16,000 free native trees as well as holding workshops and community planting events across the county.”
Free Tree Giveaways
Tree Giveaways will take place from 9am to 1pm on Wednesday 22nd and Saturday 25th at the following venues: St Catherine’s Park, Millennium Park, Argillan Demesne, Malahide Demesne, Newbridge Demesne and Ward River Valley (New Car Park, River Valley) Saturday 25th only.
To reduce use of plastic citizens are asked to bring their own bag.
Community Planting Events
Community Planting Events are planned for Hartstown Park (Woodland Agility Trail) and Littlepace (GAA Pitch) on March 25th 10am to 1pm and Ongar Open Space and Hazelbury Park (GAA Pitch) April 1st 10am to 1pm, further details at [email protected] and Fingal.ie
Lusk Recreational Hub March 20th-25th 9 – 1pm further details at https://easytreesie.com and [email protected] @ Lusk Vision 2030
Ardgillan Demesne March 24th 12pm-2pm further details at [email protected] and Fingal.ie
Selskar Estate Skerries - 21st March 4pm - Further information can be found at sustainableskerries.com
Ward River Valley Park Swords March 25th 12 – 1pm Further information can be found at http://swordswoodland.ie
The council will also be running a promotional campaign explaining the benefits of trees on social media throughout the week so be sure to follow our social media channels below for updates.
See https://www.fingal.ie/national-tree-week for full details and updates.