Tree Planting Ceremony in Shankill

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Thursday, March 8, 2018
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Yesterday, Wednesday 7th, An Cathaoirleach, Cllr Tom Murphy and Minister for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O'Connor, planted some new trees in Stonebridge Park, Stonebridge Road, Shankill, to promote National Tree Week and to highlight the extensive tree planting that has taken place within Shankill by the Tidy Towns Group together with Crann - Trees for Ireland. 

Shankill Tidy Towns and Crann in co-operation with Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and the local community have taken the initiative to plant more than 13,242 trees in the environs of the village – one tree for every resident. A fantastic achievement which will help to offset carbon emissions and contribute positively to the abatement of greenhouse gases. 

National Tree Week takes place from 4th- 11th March this year. It’s an annual, week-long festival organised by the Tree Council of Ireland and supported by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council.  This year’s theme is “Just Plant” and it aims to promote tree planting throughout Ireland.

For further information contact: Lorraine O’Hara, Graduate Parks Superintendent  +353 1 205470 

Email:  lohara@dlrcoco.ie