We plant trees!
We organise tree-planting wherever we can! Through the generous donations of saplings from Coillte and other partners we can often organise planting days for free. People can sponsor trees too, families love to visit their local trees.
To attain places to plant the trees we work with local communities, schools, individuals, companies and local authorities – whoever has space and is willing to provide it! We follow up on these locations to see that trees are taken care of. Weeds are trampled, not sprayed and mulched when young to retain moisture. Local communities help with watering too.
Once we have the trees and the location, we organise planting days with our volunteers and then we #stoptalkingstartplanting!!
We empower our youth to care about tree-planting!
Children love to help so we’ve been taking them out of school to plant trees on local public lands. They become stewards of their local trees, woodlands and forests. All they do is put a little sapling in the hole; fill it in and water their tree.
During our fun planting days, we may have a talk or workshop on the trees’ benefits, weeding, watering and how to protect them. To make the day as fun as possible, we may all stay for a picnic!
We would like to thank so many people, local authorities and companies who have assisted us along the way – with sponsorship, grant funding, planting assistance, planting locations, media support and much much more. We are indebted also to our personal donors to the EasyTreesie campaign.
• Aileen O Meara Media
• An Taisce Climate Ambassador Programme, Outstanding Achievement 2018
• Bank of America
• Community Foundation of Ireland, Principal Award 2018
• Cork County Council
• Dublin Airport Authority
• Dublin City Council
• Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Council
• Eco-Unesco Local to Global Awards, 2017
• Electricity Association of Ireland National Award, 2016
• EnactusDCU, Dublin City University
• Environmental Protection Agency
• Fingal County Council
• Future Earth Ireland
• Galway Council
• Gourmet Food Parlour
• Greenprint/Maxol Ireland
• Innovate 2Zero
• Irish Aid Awards, 2017
• Irish Environmental Group 2020 Covid Adaptation/Marketing Grants
• Irish Tree Centre
• Kerry Council
• Kilkenny Council
• Lidl Ireland
• Local Authority Water and Communities Grant Award winner 2018
• Mars Ireland – Nordic
• Mason Hayes Curran
• Maxol – Greenprint
• Newbridge House Demense
• Patagonia Grant Award 1% for the Planet Award 2019
• Reel Life Science Film Award, NUI Galway Film Festival, 2020
• Repak Ireland Award, 2016
• Rethink Ireland 2020
• Royal Irish Academy Print
• Seachtain na Gaeilge 2021, 2020, 2019
• Sligo Council
• Super Valu
• Swords Woodland Association
• The Central Bank, Ireland
• The Forest Service
• The Friendly Brothers of St. Patrick
• The High School Terenure
• The Law Society
• The Royal Irish Academy
• Tully’s Nursery
• UNESCO-backed Plant-for-the-Planet’s http://www.trilliontreecampaign.org challenge
• United Nations Environment Programme Trillion Tree Project