Did you know?

Trees capture carbon from the atmosphere as they grow.  Through a process of photosynthesis, woods and forests absorb atmospheric carbon and lock it up for centuries. 

The entire woodland ecosystem plays a huge role in combating climate change and restoring biodiversity, including the living wood, roots, leaves, deadwood, surrounding soils and its associated vegetation.  And trees do more than just capture carbon.  They also help prevent flooding, reduce temperatures, reduce pollution, and keep soil nutrient rich.


Ireland has the lowest level of forest cover in Europe and the lowest level of native forestry in Europe.  We are also facing a catastrophic loss of our biodiversity.

Recently, primary school children from across Kilkenny and Carlow joined over 300 schools in a nationwide campaign, to plant a million trees in a bid to help combat climate change.

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