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Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council celebrates National Tree Week

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Date 
Friday, March 10, 2017
Location 
Shanganagh Park
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An Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Cllr Cormac Devlin, has been celebrating National Tree Week with a number of events over the week.

An Cathaoirleach attended the inaugural planting of the Native Apple Orchard at Shanganagh Park, which is the culmination of a year-long biodiversity project with dlr, Shankill Tidy Towns, Crann (Trees for Ireland) and UCD. This planting of a mini collection of Native Apple Orchard will enhance the biodiversity of Shanganagh Park, supporting bee populations and supporting the stock of native apple trees which are housed in the Clarke National Collection at UCD.

An Cathaoirleach also helped Shankill Tidy Towns to plant a Red Oak at Dorney Court commemorating National Tree Week and in celebration of winning a silver medal in the Tidy Towns competition and their receipt of an Environmental Award.   

A further 150 trees were planted at Stonebridge Road by Festina Lente staff and clients, assisted by An Cathaoirleach. This project, in association with Crann, will eventually expand to 700 trees.

National Tree Week closed today with a tree planting ceremony in Royal Terrace Park, Dún Laoghaire.  The event was organised by local residents in association with dlr.

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