A cross-border charity which aims to plant one million native trees across Ireland in 24 hours has urged local people to get involved.
One Million Trees in One Day not-for-profit group’s environmental initiative will take place on Saturday, February 11, 2017.
The group establishes tree cover and woodland in both rural and urban areas to provide valuable resources, beneficial ecosystem services and a lasting legacy for future generations.
More than 650,000 trees have already been planted during a pilot phase over the past three years, including many across Derry and Donegal.
The group works with farmers, smallholders, community groups, councils, schools, colleges and landowners to coordinate sites.
The charity aim to run this project every year to establish many millions of trees over time and aim for an establishment rate of 80% of all the trees that are planted.
The trees must be looked after and maintained by the individual landowners, however the charity will keep in regular contact with them in order to monitor the sites and to provide helpful advice on things such as pruning, thinning and managing the trees.
To apply for trees and tree packs to plant in your own land or area, visit the One Million Trees in One Day website at www.onemilliontreesinoneday.com/land
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