Plant a tree week
Over 1,000 free rowan tree saplings to be made available to primary schools nationwide
The Tree Council of Ireland supported by Tetra Pak is calling on primary schools in Tipperary to get involved in in Tetra Pak Tree Day 2016 on Thursday 6thOctober. The aim of Tetra Pak Tree Day 2016 is to encourage primary school children across the country to put down their school books for a few hours and get outside to enjoy all that trees and our natural environment have to offer.
The theme of this year’s campaign is “Tell me How to Make a Difference”and it will see over 1,000 Rowan tree saplings being made available for primary schools through the website, www.treeday.ie. Tipperary primary schools are encouraged to log onto www.treeday.ie where they can apply for a Rowan tree sapling which they can plant on their school grounds. Planting these saplings will help teach children about the importance of planting trees to improve biodiversity on the school grounds.
The Rowan tree is native to Ireland and produces small red fruits which adds colour to their surroundings and provides food for birds, particularly the thrush, throughout the winter. The Rowan tree can grow up to 20 metres in height and is typically found in the mountains, but it’s also suitable for gardens or urban areas surviving even in polluted areas.
Tetra Pak Tree Day gives children, teachers and parents an opportunity to connect directly with trees, nature and the outdoors. Through this year’s campaign, the school children of Tipperary will learn about how to become more environmentally aware. In addition, the campaign’s mascot Sammy Squirrel will feature on the back of Avonmore School Milk cartons asking 7 important environmental questions that can be answered through the Tetra Pak Tree Day website, www.treeday.ie.
The Tree Council of Ireland is proud to continue this important aspect of environmental education and is urging primary schools in County Tipperary to get involved and celebrate Tetra Pak Tree Day on Thursday 6th October.