Despite the planting being delayed by one day because of Storm Jorge, we managed to get 8000 mixed native trees safely in the ground!
Children and adults came from Athenry and surrounding areas on Sunday. People even came from County Roscommon, and from places as far as Dublin and Carlow. We planted Oak, Birch, Holly, Rowan, Scots Pine and more.
It was a massive community effort. We needed all and everyone of you. Thank you so much, Athenry Tidy Towns, Athenry Music School, Esker Children’s Music Group and all the groups, families and individuals who came. Thank you to Farrell’s bus company for bringing all the participants to the planting sites and ‘Trees On The Land’ for our Irish saplings.
It ran so smoothly because of the the organisers incredible hard work for many months. We could not have done this without you.
We hope that this event will inspire and encourage other communities to plant trees all over Ireland.
A HUGE THANK YOU FROM THE CHILDREN’S TREE CAMPAIGN!