Crann-‘Trees for Ireland’ promotes tree planting in Dublin, in association with IKEA and Dublin City Council

Published by Marie-Amélie Brun on

24th of August, 2016

Last Friday, 19th of August, the Irish NGO Crann- ‘Trees for Ireland’, held an event to raise awareness and get children involved in the planting process.

Children from Dublin took part in the event. After tidying the site where the trees were to be planted, they had the opportunity to plant trees with Dale, a member of the organisation. Proud of their new tree the children promised Dale that they would water the trees, especially on hot days!

Deforestation is one of the major challenges that we have to face to tackle climate change, and the planting of broadleaf trees also helps to mitigate flooding. Crann has been working since 1989 with the aim of “Releafing Ireland”.

Dublin City Council staff organised tea/coffee and cakes for serving after the planting and goodie bags for the children as well as offering colourful bedding plants for the residents, while Money Advice and Budgeting Service, who also supported the event,brought along year planners and ‘101+ Square Meals’ books for the residents.
IKEA staff give some colourful picture frames for the children and some posters about the Crann/IKEA project.

“Crann’s mission is to enhance the environment of Ireland through planting, promoting, protecting and increasing awareness about trees and woodlands.”

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Dale and the children who participated in the event

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Marie-Amélie Brun

Marie-Amélie is a contributor to the Green News. She is currently completing a Masters in International Cooperation and Multilingual Communication at the University Grenoble Alpes.