Swinford Tidy Towns are taking part in the “One Million Trees in One Day Project” which will be taking place on Friday 26th & Saturday 27th April. Late last year Swinford Tidy Towns applied to take part in the project, and after undertaking an extensive survey with the help of a local horticulturest, we identified areas around the town which would be suitable for the planting of trees and hedging.
If you would like to take part in this unique project, one which I don’t think has been ever undertaken before, please use the contact form on the site to let us know. We will have regular updates here and on our facebook page. If you can’t volunteer on either day you could still be a huge help to the project and donate or you can text “Donate Trees” to 57777.
“One Million Trees in One Day is a charity, not-for-profit, cross border, community and environmental initiative which will plant a million young native trees at many different sites across both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in twenty four hours. Its true aim however is to establish individual trees and woodlands in both rural and urban areas that will grow for many years and which will provide valuable resources, beneficial ecosystem services and a lasting legacy for future generations.”
We think this is a brilliant idea and something that will benifit our Children & Grandchildren for years to come. You can view the history of the project along a map of all the sites of all the groups taking part in this unique project all over the Country on the One Million Trees website.