National Tree Week 2019, which is organised by the Tree Council of Ireland and supported by Coillte took place recently. Tree Planting events took place in Clondalkin and Lucan with Mayor Mark Ward. And Deputy Mayor Cllr Cathal King officially opened the recently completed Ogham Stone, Native Irish Tree Trail at Mt Carmel in Dodder Valley Park.

This year’s theme is ‘Grow more trees to combat Climate Change’. Tree planting is an integral part of the Tree Management Policy of the Council as adopted in the Tree Management Policy ‘Living with Trees’. Over the last three years over 4000 trees have been planted in the county. Trees make a major contribution to the character, appearance and well-being of South Dublin County. They provide significant economic, social, environmental, ecological and aesthetic benefits to our communities and to our urban and residential streets, parks and open spaces.

Director of Services Teresa Walsh said “The trees that have been planted this week will help support pollinators as well as contributing to the Council’s Action against Climate Change, which includes an increase in trees planted across the county.”

Pictured; Mayor of South Dublin County Council Cllr. Mark Ward with the Children from St. Bernadette’s National School,  Clondalkin and Cllr. Madeleine Johansson