What can I do to help Woodland Biodiversity?

  • Why not plant a native tree in your back garden? Some trees such as oak and ash may grow too big for suburban back gardens. Smaller trees such as rowan, silver birch, wild cherry and crab apple are more appropriate for smaller gardens and will provide a source of food for birds during the winter.
  • If you don’t have room for a tree, why not sponsor a native tree. The Tree Council of Ireland and the Native Woodland Trust both have sponsorship schemes for native trees.
  • Get involved in tree planting within your local community.  Many Local Authorities provide trees to community groups, residents groups and Tidy Towns associations for planting in amenity areas. Contact the Parks Department of your local authority for further details
  • The Native Woodland Scheme provides financial support for landowners to protect and enhance existing native woodlands and to establish new native woodlands. Both elements include native woodland on riparian sites adjoining streams, rivers and lakes. Further information is available from the Forest Service of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford.

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