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Cork County Council Celebrates National Tree Week – 6th to 12th March

The Recreation & Amenity section of Cork County Council would like to invite you to celebrate National Tree Week which takes place from Sunday 6th to Saturday 12th March this year.

National Tree Week is an annual, week-long festival celebrating all positive aspects of trees in our lives and environment. It is organised by the Tree Council of Ireland and is sponsored this year by Vodafone Ireland and Coillte.

The theme this year is ‘The Year of the Forest’ – Celebrating Forests for our People, in keeping with the United Nations designation of 2011 as The International Year of Forest.

This year, as well as prompting people to plant more trees in their community, the organisers are also seeking to strengthen awareness of the role of sustainably managed forests for the benefit of current and future generations.

Cllr. John Paul O’ Shea (Ind) welcomed the initiative by saying “I would encourage local resident associations, community and voluntary groups, schools, tidy town committees and development associations etc. to make contact with the Recreation & Amenity section and request some trees from Cork County Council. As Cork County Council only receives a limited number of saplings for distribution, they are offered on a first come first served basis so be sure to apply early”. 

Please note that deliveries will be made as soon as possible around Tree Week to your local Cork County Council Area Office who will then contact you to collect the trees at a suitable time.

If interested in receive some saplings, the contacts in Cork County Council are:

North Cork: Phone 022 30420 or E-mail:

South Cork: Phone 021 4285102 E-mail:

West Cork: Phone  028 22123 or E-mail