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Meadow Management & Woodland Glade Clearance

Sunday 2nd September
Straidkilly Nature Reserve, Glenarm, Co Antrim
Free

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Grey Abbey House Open Day

Saturday 8th September
Grey Abbey House, Co. Down
£5

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Beachwatch – A Beach Near Strandford

Sunday 16th September
Strangford, Co–Down
Free

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NI Environment Week: Valuing the Marine Environment in Northern Ireland

Friday 28th September
WWT Castle Espie, 78 Ballydrain Road, Comber BT23 6EA
Free

Butterfly Conservation – Trevor Boyd Memorial Lecture

Friday 28th September
The Ulster Museum, Belfast
Free

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Woodland Management – Saintfield Estate

Sunday 30th September
Saintfield Estate
Free

      
 

“Root” for your favourite tree! 22 September 2017

‘Root’ for your favourite as Northern Ireland’s Tree of the Year shortlist is revealed (via The Woodland Trust)

 

Woodland-Trust

Photograph by Michael Cooper

A chestnut tree that grew from the pocket of a drowned sailor washed up from the Spanish Armada and an oriental plane tree of ancient Greek descent. They are just two of six charismatic contenders shortlisted by the Woodland Trust in the search for Northern Ireland’s Tree of the Year 2017.

The competition aims to highlight and celebrate the country’s remarkable, yet unsung, trees. And members of the public are asked to play a part by simply voting for their favourite from the final shortlist. 

Northern Ireland’s six splendid specimens, chosen by experts from across a number of organisations, are:  

  • The Armada Tree: Spanish chestnut, Cairncastle, near Larne, County Antrim
  • The Bicycle Tree: Horse chestnut, Lisnarick village, County Fermanagh
  • The College Tree: Cut leaved hornbeam, Foyle College/Londonderry High School, Derry–Londonderry
  • The Erskine House Tree: Oriental plane tree, Belfast City Hospital/Queen’s University Belfast
  • The Weeping Ash: Main Street, Bangor, County Down
  • The Weeping Tree: Weeping ash, Paupers’ Graveyard, Newry, County Down

The winning tree will benefit from a tree care award of up to £1,000, which might assist a health check from a specialist, educational materials or a community event in celebration of the tree.

Read the full press release here…

 

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