Thanks to all the media outlets who have published our story in recent years. We’ll find a great spot for all of these reports some day soon, in the meantime we are stowing some of them here. Go over to our videos section to see for example our appearances on National TV, most recently on Nationwide with RTE for Tree Week 2022 and 2021, we really enjoyed those interviews.
Our project has grown so quickly we have a bit of seeking-out to do, we know of lots of recent reports in local papers we must look up and link here, we have been sent copies from for example Mallow and Tralee we would have missed; thank you, great people who use the postal service! Our focus has been to “stop talking, start planting” so we love it when our communities publish their own great story as you have all the details (such as the ice creams given out after the Mallow planting! Great idea!)
30/11/2021; thanks to the Offaly Express for reporting our big day out with the VIPs of Scoil Mhuire, Tullamore, the Irish Refugee Council and Museum of Everyone. Tullamore is such a buzzing town and what a magnificent school, right beside their glorious town park. We had such a great day there, looking forward to getting back! https://www.offalyexpress.ie/news/national-news/697583/project-launched-to-help-finance-third-level-education-for-asylum-seekers-in-direct-provision.html
AND; the Offaly Independent features us also! https://www.offalyindependent.ie/2021/11/25/first-of-8000-trees-planted-in-offaly-in-putting-down-roots-initiative/
I’m having great fun here this evening; I missed an edition of the Wicklow People recently, not realising that Independent Newspapers had written a great article about our 200,000th #tree being planted at @coillte Avondale Park, so I subscribed to the paper. A search yielded 9 articles about Easy Treesie! I did not even know about the Tralee planting last month as while I knew it was scheduled I had not been on the phone to Martha since Tree Week. So I have put the links below. I know photos and PDFs are easier to read, if you are good at that anyone then send them on to me and I will add the images. But now it is dinnertime, there has been rugby on all day and I had better organise some dinner around here!
We’re in the Kerryman again! Thanks Martha and the Tralee team! https://www.independent.ie/regionals/kerryman/tralee-news/tidy-towns-and-kerry-group-line-bracker-oregan-road-with-new-trees-40985867.html
Thanks to Independent Newspapers for their great article in the Wicklow People and to photographer Robbie Reynolds and all who helped us plant our 200,000th (bird cherry) sapling! https://www.independent.ie/regionals/wicklow/business/farming/cherry-trees-planted-in-avondale-to-celebrate-national-tree-day-40930690.html
Thanks for this other great article following Tree Week 2021!
Cherry trees planted in Avondale to celebrate National Tree Day
Pupils from Rathdrum Boys NS took part in the project to plant native trees to celebrate National Tree Day.
Thanks to Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council for their article in their June 2021 e-zine; here is an excerpt;
You can watch Diarmuid’s TED talk and others from the conference on the TED.com website, where he discusses the inspiring work done with Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Shankill Tidy Towns and its community and the Easy Treesie Project which is working with Crann, Trees for Ireland to plant 1M trees with Ireland’s 1M school children and their communities by 2023. June 2021 starts the decade of restoration with the world trillion tree campaign . This campaign aims to reduce global heating by 1 degree while other climate solutions are found. This project is being promoted in Ireland by Orla Farrell who organised the TEDx conference with a young international team including Crann Environmental Intern, Opeyemi Adetifa from TU Dublin. You can watch Diarmuid’s talk here where he outlines his vision of “Trees for All” around the country – a vision achieved in Shankill and being copied in towns and villages around the country.
Diarmuid gave an extended talk about this project as part of National Biodiversity Week in association with the Irish Environmental Network which will be available shortly.
Great mention of #easytreesie on one of our #culturenight events! https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/festivals/culture-night-2019-the-best-events-for-children-from-fairy-workshops-to-puppet-shows-38493313.html
A great mention on the website of an organisation which gives us so much help!
Thanks to Think Business for publishing this great article in Bank of Ireland’s business magazine about our project here.
Super to see the report of Ireland’s First Tree Academy up on the Plant-for-the-Planet website here.
How cool is this! Thank you The Irish Times, paper of record. Our project leaps into the big time! And thank you Irish Environmental Network for promoting us!
Thanks so much to all our planters on Harper’s Island Wetland Centre and thanks to Darragh Kane for this fantastic picture which really captures the delight of children discovering a wriggly wormy friend. These children are used to worms, the compost they donated had a great variety of them. We were not able to bring it to the island as its ecosystem is so delicate, Ballymaloe was delighted to accept a big bag of it for their vegetable gardens – in part payment for our lovely birdy tea, brack, butter and O Connell’s chocolate!
Some great articles on our Easy Treesie progress! Thanks to all the journalists, some who got muddy in the writing of these stories; we really mean it when we say bring change of shoes! Where there’s muck, there’s luck right?