Hundreds of trees to be planted in Mayo for National Tree Week

Mayo County Council is inviting members of the public to help in planting hundreds of trees as part of Tree Week 2019 - from Sunday, March 31 to Saturday, April 6.

This Sunday morning Castlebar Tidy Towns and Castlebar Municipal District will be coming together at Lough Lannagh and members of the public are asked to come along and help plant hundreds of trees to increase the greenery on this fantastic landscape.

Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Cllr Blackie Gavin, will lead the charge with the first tree planting and stated: "It is a great honour to be asked by the Tidy Towns and Castlebar Municipal District to lead the tree planting at Lough Lannagh. Nature is very important and in Lough Lannagh we have one of the most beautiful and scenic parts of the county. The addition of hundreds more trees there will mean more scenery, beauty and biodiversity for future generations.”

The meeting point is Lough Lannagh Car Park at 11.30am with the tree planting taking place from 12 noon. Everyone is invited to bring along their wellies and planting gear for what promises to be a unique occasion in one of Castlebar’s most scenic areas.

Mayo County Council would like to encourage the public to spend time in nature over the week and to consider planting a tree or pollinating flowers to link in with National Tree week that runs from March 31 to April 6. For more info on what is happening in Mayo see


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