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Diarmuid takes us on a “virtual walk” through the Dublin suburb of Shankill Crann’s “Trees for All” Project has planted over 20,000 trees, including 3,000 native saplings this season alone. This project has been up and running for almost a decade and works alongside Crann’s Easy Treesie Project in collaboration with Dun Laoghaire County Council and Shankill Tidy Towns.
The talk will be followed by a question and answer session. Diarmuid will be in conversation with Orla Farrell of the Easy Treesie Project, who is collaborating with children and their communities all over Ireland in planting 1 million saplings with Ireland’s 1 million school children.
This walk is part of a new series of virtual walks which commenced with a “Walk in Ballyseedy Wood”, Co. Kerry in a similar talk by Tom Houlihan of Teagasc at the recent TEDxCrannTreesforIreland conference. Note this event is being recorded and may be used for the promotion of tree planting, tree preservation and tree appreciation on our media channels. We reference the Power Summit commencing in Dublin next week and discuss the “Electric Decade” and its importance as we prepare for the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration where de-carbonising goes hand in hand with tree planting. Athenry, Co. Galway and Goresbridge, Co. Kilkenny have succeeded in fulfilling Diarmuid’s challenge, other places such as Baldoyle in Dublin, Fingal are aiming for it; can your community rise to this challenge and plant not just one tree per child but a tree for every member of your local population?
The Power of Nature. In the 6th of our series of TEDx Circles, TEDxCrannTreesforIreland follows on its recent conference with a public forum for conversation, held on zoom. We will commence the event with a short film from the Countdown series focusing on biodiversity; We will hear from Easy Treesie volunteers who have been promoting tree planting in their rural communities and how they have managed to transform their local areas through their small-woodland planting. We will focus on the West; hear how a student-lead business has expanded rapidly during challenging times with a sustainable footprint and with biodiversity promotion uppermost in their marketing strategy; Tree and T-shirts with wildflower gifts, connecting their customers and their own communities with nature. TED Circles is a global community of small groups who discuss big ideas together. Here are details for the TED Circle you’ve been invited to attend: https://events.tedcircles.com/invitation.html?id=recCGep0Edbfftv7S. We will be celebrating National Biodiversity Week
Planting for Pollinators – focus on the Cooley Penninsula. In a third year of tree planting, tree talks and awareness of the contribution of trees to Biodiversity, the work of tree planters will be marked by Greenore Tidy Towns Committee Members to celebrate the great work of local communities who have carried out distanced tree planting of native saplings and during planting season on the Cooley Penninsula with community groups and schools. The Zoom gathering will take place online hear the fascinating story of Crann Chairman and Beekeeper, Mark Wilkinson on his work planting pollinating trees and wildflowers. The chat will be moderated by Easy Treesie project leader Orla Farrell. Hosted from the shores of Carlingford Lough we will reference work carried out in Donegal and Derry and will discuss our plans for the upcoming season for planting 250,000 saplings. We are very grateful for the support of the Irish Environmental Network in the running of this event.