CEF ran 2 workshops on Friday at Blackrock Castle Observatory with children from the nearby Scoil Ursula, facilitated by Jessica Mason. The children explored and learnt about the many benefits that trees provide, using microscopes to examine tree rings and creatively making decorative tree “cookies”.
Afterwards there was a tree planting event at the school, with trees purchased by VM Ware and volunteers from the company assisting with the planting. These trees are the important initial foundation to creating a wildlife hedgerow habitat.
ESB Tree Week, organised by the Tree Council of Ireland since 1985 is a week long programme of events to celebrate trees. The event is sponsored by the ESB in association with Coillte. ESB Tree Week 2016 runs from Sunday March 6th until Sunday March 13th.
CEF is running a number of workshops at Blackrock Castle with children from Scoil Ursula, followed by a Tree Planting at the school supported by VM Ware.
We promote the planting of trees, highlight the environmental benefits of trees – a tree forms an oasis of shade, provides wildlife habitat, and improves air quality. The importance of taking time to enjoy your local woods and trees has the added health benefit of taking exercise in a natural environment. There are lots of events happening all around Cork so please check out the Tree Council Website for the full list of events. Please see following 2 great events in Macroom on Sunday and Tuesday led by Ted Cook.