Countdown to a million trees

Countdown to One Million Trees
Countdown to One Million Trees

The people of Londonderry are being urged to take part in an inspiring project to plant a million trees within 24 hours.

‘One Million Trees in One Day’ is a charity and cross-border initiative, which aims to plant a million young native trees at sites right across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, all in the space of 24 hours.

The charity is now inviting farmers, smallholders as well as other organisations in Northern Ireland to apply for free trees.

The packs, which range from five to 500 saplings, will be delivered next February, in readiness for planting later that month on a date to be announced.

Applications close at midnight on 25 November 2015. Trees are being allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

To apply for trees; to make a donation; or to simply find out more visit www.onemilliontreesinoneday.com

Commending the project, Imogen Rabone, project co-ordinator said Northern Ireland is sadly lacking when it comes to woodland and tree cover.

“This project has big plans to facilitate the planting of much-needed trees and woodland in both rural and urban areas throughout Ireland,” she said.

“This is a unique opportunity for farmers and landowners to make their mark, to transform landscapes and to leave a lasting legacy for future generations.”