Dublin Parks are branching out to celebrate National Tree Week

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On Monday 3rd March 2014 at 11am, Dublin’s Lord Mayor, Oisín Quinn, will plant an Oak Tree in Dartmouth Square Park, Ranelagh,  Dublin 6, to promote National Tree Week and to highlight the extensive tree planting within Dublin city.

National Tree Week takes place from 2nd – 8th March this year. It’s an annual, week-long festival organised by the Tree Council of Ireland and supported by Dublin City Council.  This year’s theme is “Sound of Trees” and it aims to promote tree planting throughout Ireland.  

The Lord Mayor says, “This Oak Tree is just one of 2,000 trees that Dublin City Council will plant around Dublin during the planting season.  They will be a great addition to the current stock of 60,000 trees already planted by the Parks Services, which bring vibrancy, colour and life to this urban landscape and will be of benefit for generations to come.”   

During National Tree Week, Dublin City Council Park Services gets involved with local schools to carry out tree planting events in school grounds and local public parks and open spaces. Any school that wishes to get involved can contact the gardener in the local Public Park or e-mail parks@dublincity.ie.

Dublin City Council Park Services will plant in excess of 2,000 trees throughout the city during 2014.  The new trees will add to the significant tree cover within the city, enhancing air quality, microclimate, water management, biodiversity and improving streets and communities.
For further information on events during tree week please visit www.treecouncil.ie

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Notes to the Editor:

Dublin City Trees

For further information on trees in the city, including location of tree trails and current tree management works visit www.dublincity.ie/node/5657 and view under TREES.

Dartmouth Square Park

Dartmouth Square Park is a significant historical park dating from the late Victorian and early Edwardian period which lies between Upper Leeson Street and Ranelagh Road. Further information on the historical significance of the park and future management plans can be obtained by visiting www.dublincity.ie/node/5657 and view the information under HISTORIC PARKS AND SQUARES.

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