Trees on the Land is a cross-border initiative working to establish young native trees across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
We run an annual tree planting event where landowners across the 32 counties turn out to plant their trees on a selected Saturday in February. We are currently co-ordinating our next planting day - Saturday 10th February 2018.
We provide simple schemes for landowners to access quality native tree mixes each season. We work with farmers, smallholders, community groups, councils, schools, colleges and many other landowners to coordinate sites to accommodate trees.
Our vision is to establish tree cover and woodland in rural and urban areas that will grow for many years and provide valuable resources, beneficial ecosystem services and a lasting legacy for future generations.
We plant small woodlands, coppices, orchards, hedgerows, shelter belts, agroforestry projects, reforestation sites and larger woodlands. During our pilot phase (2013-2017) we have planted over 730,000 native trees at more than 3,000 sites in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Please click here to see a map of our planting work so far.
The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago.
The second best time is now. Old Chinese Proverb