The Best Time To Plant A Tree

According to an old Chinese Proverb, the best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago.

So, without access to a Wellsian or Rimbau construct, the only way to view any element of future potential was to establish foundation now, and that is what we set about doing this past weekend: on perhaps the most wintry of all the weekends so far this winter we planted some native Irish woodland trees; 500 hundred in total, as part of a national forestry and woodland drive which aimed to plant a million trees in one day, that day being February 11th.

There is no way of knowing precisely how many tree were actually planted nationwide on the day, but, we played some small part in helping set a future landscape…

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Some of the young bare-root trees planted this weekend

Alder, Rowan, Hazel, Birch, Crab apple, Oak, Scot’s pine and Wych Elm.