A Tree Maintenance Party!

Tomorrow’s event; details for those registered;

1 – 4 p.m.

· Date: Friday October 14th

· Time: 1pm – 4.00 p.m.

· Location: (The Magnificent Fingal County Council) Santry Demesne Park:

· 9 Northwood Park, Santry, Dublin, D09 KN66

· Parking is available here; https://goo.gl/maps/AYmTJqb1CrRusDEQ7 is the link to the Santry Park car park on Coolock Lane (the Old Airport Road from Dublin which leads to Swords Road), it is an 11-minute walk however to Crowne Plaza Northwood, our meeting point.  The meeting point will be outside the Crowne Plaza hotel where Orla will hold the safety briefing at 1.00 p.m.

· Project Description: Volunteers will undertake tree maintenance, weeding, we may also need to carry out some mulching and surveying/tagging trees.

· Refreshments: We suggest you bring a (re-usable, it goes without saying) water bottle. Containing water as we will be out in a field without any water cooler, only a stream…)

· Gourmet Food Parlour is now the only close location for refreshments that would be convenient as the Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn are hosting Ukrainian arrivals currently. https://www.gourmetfoodparlour.com/restaurants/santry

· If you would like to have lunch or other refreshments at this lovely place (which overlooks Northwood Park, Santry Demesne) then it is essential to book in advance as it’s a very popular spot. The phone number is at the link above, the dining room upstairs has a particularly lovely view. Our Easy Treesie team generally meet on their outdoor terrace before our events here & avail of their bathroom facilities.

· What to Bring / Wear: Volunteers will require wet-weather gear – coat and hat – regardless of the forecast. Events proceed rain or shine unless there is a Met. office advisory in which case participants will be notified by 3.00 p.m. on the previous day of a postponement. Stout boots or shoes and thick old trousers/leggings are also very important as, given we are weeding, there may be briars, nettles etc. Easy Treesie always supply a choice of cotton or rubberized gloves but some participants like to bring their own. (We really mean this; dress for the weather; volunteers have been known to come in shorts, t-shirts and once even in rollerblades, we have had to loan volunteers our own coats and boots (not always in up-to-date colours) so start pulling out waterproof and windproof clothes! You may like to let the world know that you are doing your bit by wearing your brand for a photo!

Contact me at orla@easytreesie.com in case of any questions

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reland needs bold action now to keep first carbon budget within reach https://www.irishtimes.com/environment/climate-crisis/2022/10/06/bold-action-is-necessary-to-keep-first-carbon-budget-within-reach/