Parks & Outdoors

Community Woodland Planting Scheme

General News

Our Parks Department have an exciting opportunity for volunteers to make a significant impact to their local environment. As part of our commitment to delivering improved tree cover and native forests, we are planting 10,000 native trees between February and March 2024 and need your help!

By participating in this project, you will be making a direct, positive, and long term contribution to your local area. There are many benefits to having more trees including improving air quality, habitat for wildlife and offsetting carbon.

The sites identified for this tree-planting initiative are Cluny Park, Shanganagh Cliffs, and Clonkeen Park.

Planting will take place from 10am-3pm on the following dates:

  • Cluny Park: Saturday 24th February
  • Shanganagh Cliffs: Saturday 2nd & 9th March
  • Clonkeen Park: Saturday 16th & 23rd March (National Tree Week)


Clonkeen Park Information:

Where to meet?

Opposite Meadowvale Tennis Club at McIntosh Park. DLR Parks staff will be onsite from 9:45am and available to show you how to plant, talk about the trees and answer questions. They will be identifiable by their Hi-Viz jackets

What time?

The times for each event are 10am-3pm

What to bring?

  • Spade / Garden Trowel (dlr Parks will have spades available if you do not have your own.
  • Sturdy boots/wellingtons
  • Gloves
  • Waterproof clothes/warm Clothing
  • Drink and snacks


Age Appropriate

The planting is open to person of all ages and abilities.

Each child under 8 are recommended to come with an adult (or 16+) who can assist with the planting of the trees.

Come and join us and encourage friends, family, neighbours, and colleagues to volunteer too!

Together, we can work towards a greener, more sustainable future for our community.

Email for further details and to register to attend.


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