Belfast residents urged to ‘give a tree a home’ this weekend

The One Million Trees project is taking off at Ormeau Park as Belfast residents have been urged to ‘give a tree a home’ this weekend. Will you be around to get your tree?

Belfast residents urged to ‘give a tree a home’ this weekend.

Belfast City Council is taking a stand on their One Million Trees project this weekend. This Saturday, residents all across Belfast are being urged to collect a free tree at Ormeau Park.

The ‘give a tree a home’ project marks National Tree Week. Belfast City Council hopes that it will spur the project forward to plant one million trees all around the city.

Belfast residents invited to Ormeau Park – the ‘give a tree a home’ project

Belfast residents have been urged to ‘give a tree a home’ this weekend.
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Those around the Belfast area are being tasked with the momentous goal of helping plant one million trees. This weekend, residents around Belfast are invited to ‘give a tree a home’. Here, they can collect a tree at the Ormeau park bandstand.

The event will also host entertainment in the form of poetry and folklore. The public will be able to learn all about the history of Ormeau and Belvoir woodlands as they do their bit for the environment.

Supporting our environment – a zero-emissions city in the near future

It is hoped that by 2035 the project will be completed.
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The Belfast public are being urged to ‘give a tree a home’ and then plant them in their local area. It is hoped that by 2035 the project will be achieved. This will help to reduce carbon, flooding risks, and improve air quality.

Belfast City Council launched the project to support our local environment. It forms a major part of the city’s Resilience Strategy. With this, Belfast is planned to become a zero emissions and climate-resilient economy within a generation.

It seems that the Emerald Isle is cleaning up its act, and is vowing to plant more trees all across the county. It’s a massive task, but some say that the project is a fantastic step in protecting our local area.  

Praising the project – ambitious, but achievable

Belfast Lord Mayor Kate Nicholl encouraged the project.
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Belfast Lord Mayor Kate Nicholl encouraged the project. She stated, “The challenge to plant one million trees by 2035 is very ambitious and we know this – but that doesn’t mean it isn’t achievable.

“Since Council announced a climate emergency in 2019, we have been proactively taking a lead in tackling climate change. Having just returned from COP26, it is fantastic to hear about the progress being made with the One Million Trees project.”

One Million Trees project – one million trees planted by 2035

Now, as Belfast residents are urged to ‘give a tree a home’ this weekend, will you be getting the shovel and gardening gloves out?
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Since the project was launched in 2020, over 40,000 trees have been planted. Now, as Belfast residents are urged to ‘give a tree a home’ this weekend, will you be getting the shovel and gardening gloves out?

You can find out more information about Belfast’s ‘One Million Trees’ programme here:

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