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Waterford Comhairle na nOg Tree Trail Picnic

Waterford’s Youth Council (Comhairle na nOg) held a picnic in the Native Tree Trail Site in Carraiganore on the 7th July. The group planted over 1500 trees on the site over 18months ago. Councillors from Waterford council were invited to view the site and the growth that has taken place. The Native Irish Tree Trail is documented on the Waterford Greenway website, as part of the
Biodiversity Interactive Map, developed to showcase and inform visitors of the environmental
highlights that can be found on the Greenway.
Waterford Greenway Archives – Visit Waterford
Biodiversity on the Greenway

Councillors were treated to a tour of the site and shown the species and plans for the area. The Comhairlí presented the councillors with a Call to Action to commit to this project for the next five years. The young people want the coucil to give suitable land for further trees to be planted. The project has grown substantially and with the support of the SETU Forestry Dept, The Lions Club, Coillte and WSTCYS. To date over 3700 trees have been planted and the young people want to continue to plan more with a focus on the West Waterford area.

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