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 for tree packs are open to farmers, smallholders, councils, community groups, schools, colleges and other landowners.  
  • The tree planting day is Saturday 9th February 2019.  Planting can continue through February for those who need more time to get trees in the ground. 
  • Applications for trees close at midnight on Wednesday 5th December 2018.
  • 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 of 15 trees 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 of €21/£19 apply to every pack of trees ordered.  Fees of €32/£29 and upwards apply to apple tree packs. For more information on application fees click HERE.

Woodland Packs

  • To include an appropriate mix of oak, birch, hazel, scots pine, alder, rowan, hawthorn and crab apple.
  • 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.

Hedge packs

  • To include an appropriate mix of hawthorn, blackthorn, hazel, oak, crab apple 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.  

Coppice Packs

  • 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, crab apple, rowan, hawthorn and scots pine.
  • Suitable  for establishing rows and strips of shelter belt trees.
  • One pack of 50 trees will make approximately 12 metres of shelter belt with trees set at 2 metre intervals in two rows 2 metres apart.

Apple Trees 

  • Packs of three, five and ten apple trees are available to order. 
  • All apple trees have been grafted/grown in Ireland from Irish trees and are of traditional and heritage varieties. 
  • Apple tree orders are limited to one pack per order.
  • Trees are one year old maiden trees on MM106 root-stocks for a good all-round semi-dwarfing tree which will reach 10-13ft tall. 
  • Wild native crab apple trees are included in the packs to support pollination of the other apples and improve yields.
  • Packs of three trees include two apple trees and one crab apple tree. 
  • Packs of five trees include four apple trees and one crab apple tree.
  • Packs of ten trees include eight apple trees and two crab apple trees.

How the project works:

  • Tree packs can be ordered online by following the instructions below. 
  • 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, 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 2019. 
  • 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 until they are fully established at about 5 years depending on the species.