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Tuesday 16 September 2014

Celebrating the important role trees play in our lives

Published 18/09/2013 | 17:09

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THE 'Show a little aTREEciation' campaign will hit Louth on National Tree Day next month with an outdoor event in Ravensdale.

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And Louth native Éanna Ní Lamhna is calling on all local people to join in celebrating 'Tree Day' on Thursday October 10th.

Schools and families are invited to explore and appreciate all that nature has to offer and the important role that trees play in our lives.

The theme for this year is 'Show a little Atreeciation for trees' or ''Bí mór le crann mór'. Through this campaign, children in school's across Louth will learn how trees can help the environment, how they improve the air we breathe, how essential they are for birds and other wildlife and, overall, how important it is to plant a tree.

Speaking at the launch, Éanna Ní Lamhna, President of the Tree Council of Ireland said: Since last year's event, we have spoken to many teachers to make sure that we are still delivering Tree Day in the best way possible for teachers.

Following feedback, we have kept the class lessons simple and consistent with the curriculum and have included fun puzzles and activities for children.

Over the years, teachers and parents have been enormously co-operative and enthusiastic about Tree Day and we are very grateful for that. We look forward to another Tree Day with similar enthusiasm and commitment.'

She added that the The Tree Council of Ireland is urging the people to get involved and celebrate Tree Day on Thursday, October 10.

For more information on the guided tree and woodland walks, please go to www.treeday.ie or contact Coillte on 01 201 1111.

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