Plant a Tree, Pesticide-Free!
The people of Co. Roscommon are being urged to “plant a tree and go pesticide-free”.
Mid Roscommon Group Water Scheme and Variety Ireland, along with Roscommon County Council and developer Ballymore Group have started a community initiative, which will see 7,500 trees planted across the county in a bid to help “protect local water sources, enhance biodiversity and capture carbon”.
CEO of Ballymore Group Sean Mulryan and Derek O’Neill, director at Variety Ireland, explain how this initiative helps to reduce CO2 [carbon dioxide], and promotes biodiversity and flooding defenses while sparking young people’s curiosity and help to get them involved in safeguarding our planet’s future.
“Under an environmental initiative, every national school child in the county will receive a native Irish tree to plant in their own garden this autumn. The community initiative, which was launched during Ireland’s Rural Water Week, will see 7,500 trees planted across the county in a bid to help “protect local water sources, enhance biodiversity and capture carbon”. It is also intended to “inspire the next generation to think green”.
This fall, schools in Ireland will be receiving information about how to “plant a tree and go pesticide-free’. Each child will receive a tree to plant along with a certificate.
This initiative is extending to the EU Biodiversity Strategy, which aims to have 3 Billion trees planed across the European Union by 2030.
“In addition to strictly protecting all remaining EU primary and old-growth forests, the EU must increase the quantity, quality and resilience of its forests; notably against fires, droughts, pests, diseases and other threats likely to increase with climate change.”