Tree Packs for 2019
If you would like to plant trees on your land please read the notes on this page carefully for details on how the project works. Applications for trees can be made by following the instructions at the bottom of the page.
Applications are currenty closed. Applications for tree planting during February 2020 will open in September 2019.
If you would like to be included on the mailing list for notification when applications open please email to email@example.com
How the project works
Tree packs can be ordered online by following the instructions below.
Applications are open to farmers, smallholders, councils, community groups, schools, colleges, sports clubs and other landowners.
The next tree planting day is Saturday 15th February 2020. Planting can continue through February for those who need more time to get trees in the ground.
Applications for trees will close on Wednesday 20th November 2019 at Midnight. Applications are accepted on a first come first served basis so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.
All applicants are issued with an application number and kept up to date with project news and information by email leading up to the planting day.
The week before the planting event in February, applicants collect their trees from local distribution points. Distribution points should be within a half hours travel for all applicants. Details, locations and times for collections will be given out by email in January 2020.
Trees are planted on the day by applicants with help from friends, family and others as appropriate to the planting project.
We stay in touch to monitor the trees and give advice until they are fully established at about 5 years depending on the species.
All trees are native species grown in Ireland from certified Irish provenance seed. Trees are bare-rooted and between ten centimetres and one metre tall depending on species.
Each pack contains 50 trees of an appropriate mix of species. There are smaller packs available also. Applicants can order up to a maximum of 40 packs of 50 trees (2,000 trees total).
Applicants must agree to follow our guidelines carefully when planting their trees. These are available to read on the next page.
Application fees apply to every pack of trees ordered. For more information on application fees and our funding structure click HERE.
Tree Packs for 2020
To include an appropriate mix of oak, birch, hazel, scots pine, alder, rowan and hawthorn.
Suitable for establishing small areas of woodland.
One pack of 50 trees will cover approximately 1/20th of an acre with trees set at 2 metre intervals in rows 2 metres apart. Five packs will cover approximately 1/4 of an acre of ground.
To include an appropriate mix of hawthorn, blackthorn, hazel, oak and rowan.
Suitable for establishing new hedgerows and filling in gaps in older hedges.
One pack of 50 trees will set 10 metres of hedgerow with 5 plants per metre in a staggered row.
To include an appropriate mix of alder, birch, hazel, oak, hawthorn and rowan.
Suitable for establishing small areas of coppice.
One pack of 50 trees will cover approximately 1/20th of an acre of ground with trees set at 2 metre intervals in rows 2 metres apart. Five packs will cover approximately 1/4 of an acre of ground.
Shelter Belt Packs
To include an appropriate mix of alder, birch, hazel, oak, rowan, hawthorn and scots pine.
Suitable for establishing rows and strips of shelter belt trees.
One pack of 50 trees will make approximately 50 metres of shelter belt with trees set at 2 metre intervals in two staggered rows 2 metres apart.
Apple Tree Packs
Packs of apple trees will be available for 2020 planting.
Apple trees are limited to one pack per order.
Agroforestry packs of various species will be available for farmers and smallholders.
Applications for agroforestry packs will be handled by email on a case by case basis to ensure appropriate planting and spacing.
Further information will be available when applications open in September 2019.