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Trees on the Land
a cross-border initiative working to establish young native trees across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. We run an annual tree planting event where landowners across the 32 counties turn out to plant their trees on a selected Saturday in February.  Our next planting day is Saturday 15th February 2020.

We provide simple schemes for landowners to access quality native tree mixes each season.  We work with farmers, smallholders, community groups, councils, schools, colleges and many other landowners to coordinate sites to accommodate trees. Our vision is to establish tree cover and woodland in rural and urban areas that will grow for many years and provide valuable resources, beneficial ecosystem services and a lasting legacy for future generations.
trees  nature  ireland  woods  green  climate-change  regreening  rewilding 
15 days ago by jm
"Trees in early Ireland" - Augustine Henry Memorial Lecture, Royal Dublin Society
'In this article an attempt is made to identify all the twenty-eight trees and shrubs which are listed in Old Irish law-text of about the eight century AD. There is also an account of trees which are mentioned in early Irish poetry and proverbs, as well as brief description of woods and woodland management in pre-Norman Ireland. The article concludes with a discussion of tree-references in early English, Scottish and Welsh sources.'

Particularly noteworthy are the 7 "lords of the wood" (airig fedo):

1. Dair 'oak' (Quercus robur, Quercus petraea)

2. Coil 'hazel' (Corylus avellana)

3. Cuilenn 'holly' (Ilex aquifolium)

4. Ibar 'yew' (Taxus baccata)

5. Uinnius 'ash' (Fraxinus excelsior)

6. Ochtach 'Scots pine' (Pinus sylvestris)

7. Aball 'wild apple-tree' (Malus pumila)

(via Valen)
lords-of-the-wood  woods  forestry  forest  history  ireland  trees  shrubs  woodland  rewilding  via:valen 
4 weeks ago by jm

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