Above from left: Gardener Karen Fennelly, Maurice Buckley, Chairman of the Office of Public Works (OPW), and Patrick O’Donovan, Minister for the OPW
Custom House, Dublin 1.
The Office of Public Works (OPW) announced it will plant 190 native trees across the country to mark its 190th anniversary this year, having been founded in late 1831.
Minister for the Office of Public Works, Patrick O’Donovan planted the first tree, a native Sessile oak, at the Custom House, which served as the first office for the OPW 190 years ago.
The OPW is responsible for the implementation of government policy for Planning & Estate management, Heritage, and Flood Risk management.
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Laragh, county Wicklow.
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Mount Street, Dublin 2.
Thanks Alan Bracken
Earlier: A Limerick A Day
Airfield Estate, Dublin 14.
Telly’s Kathryn Thomas and her daughter Ellie (2) at the launch of Self Help Africa’s ‘One Million Trees’ campaign, sponsored by Glenisk.
‘One Million Trees’ is a local-to-global initiative that aims to plant 100,000 native trees in Ireland and one million trees in sub-Saharan Africa this year ‘in a bid to tackle climate change’.
Self Help Africa
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On Saint Canice’s Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 11.
Paul Guy tweetz:
It’s a sad day for Saint Canice’s Road. These mature trees, here since the 1930s are being felled tomorrow [Wednesday] by Dublin City Council. Massive loss for our road, our environment and the natural habitat trees support. Some could’ve been saved with responsible tree management.
Dundalk Tidy Towns tweetz:
A contractor hired by Louth County Council has destroyed hundreds of newly planted trees (by TT volunteers) and countless numbers of existing gorse along the navvy bank! So much for the biodiversity drive! Whoever is responsible for instructing this needs to be held accountable!