Hundreds of saplings to be planted around Limerick as part of National Tree Week

  • Copper Beech in People's Park
The splendor of the fagus sylvatica purpurea (copper beech) welcoming people to the People's Park. This tree was one of the first trees planted when the park opened in 1877.

Four hundred and seventy trees and saplings are being planted across Limerick city and county by Limerick City and County Council to mark National Tree Week 2021.

The trees which are a mixture of native and common species will be planted over the coming weeks include: Alnus Glutinosa (Alder); Betula (Birch); Crataegus (Red Thorn); Malus Domestica (Crab Apple); Quercus Robur (Oak); Sorbus Aucuparia (Mountain Ash) and Tilia (Lime).

The trees will be planted by the Council's Parks Department in the following areas:

Mayorstone Quarry

Coolraine Heights, Old Cratloe Road

Ted Russell Park

O’Brien Park

Aherlow Close, Caherdavin

Aspen Gardens

Highfield, Ennis Road

Boro Field, Janesboro

Sarsfield Park, Ennis Road

The Demesne, Newcastle West

People’s Park

Castletroy Park

Bourke Avenue, Lower Edward Street


Rostrevor Close, Caherdavin

Abbeyfeale Park

Dromroe, Rhebogue

Faha View, Patrickswell

Traditionally, Limerick City and County Council would have marked National Tree Week by distributing saplings to schools across the city and county for planting, however this has not been possible this year.

Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Michael Collins said: “Visiting schools around to plant and discuss the importance of trees to our environment as part of National Tree Week has always been an important job for the Mayor. While this is not possible at present, I am encouraging everyone during this week to understand the important role trees can play as part of actions to protect our environment and climate.”

In addition to the planting of 470 saplings, Limerick City and County Council is hosting The Beauty of Trees webinar with Mary Keenan.

Mary has a degree in Horticulture and has a wealth of experience in the area. She was a lecturer in the Botanic Gardens before joining the Parks and Landscape Department of South Dublin County Council. She was President of The Tree Council of Ireland and later its Director.

Mary was on the board of the Heritage Council for 10 years, runs Gash Gardens and since leaving South Dublin County Council, she is now the editor of the Irish Garden magazine. Mary is also a National Tidy Towns adjudicator.

The Beauty of Trees is taking place on Thursday 25 March 2021 at 8pm.

To register click here. You will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar.

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