The Tree Council of Ireland, supported by Tetra Pak, is inviting primary school children across the country to get involved in Tetra Pak Tree Day on Thursday 4th October 2018. The theme for this year’s campaign is “Be nature nice! or Bí dóighiúil don dúlra!” Tetra Pak Tree Day gives children, teachers and parents the opportunity to put down the school books, get outdoors and … [Read more...] about Be “Nature Nice” this Tree Day!
Hawthorn, also known as the whitethorn and the May tree, is one of our most common native trees, and one that is steeped in legend and folklore. It grows quickly for the first fifteen years or so of its life, and it’s thorny, gnarled branches make an ideal barrier to livestock – a characteristic that led to its widespread use as a hedging plant for centuries. Larger specimens … [Read more...] about Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)