To mark National Tree Day 2020, President Higgins received members of the ‘Easy Treesie’ project and Crann at Áras an Uachtaráin.
President Higgins is Patron of Crann – Trees for Ireland. The organisation’s “Easy Treesie” project aims to encourage Ireland’s school children to plant a million trees, as part of the UNESCO-backed world trillion tree project, “Plant-for-the-Planet”.
To date, Crann – Trees for Ireland, working with Science Foundation Ireland and Coillte, has helped to plant 100,000 native saplings all over the country.
- President hosts a screening of “The Great Green Wall” documentary film (2020)
- President marks UN International Year of Plant Health (2020)
- President Higgins initiates biodiversity survey to identify ways to protect plant and animal life around Áras an Uachtaráin (2020)
- President opens the Phoenix Park Biodiversity Festival (2019)
- President addresses the National Biodiversity Conference (2019)
- President plants a Tree as part of the ‘Giants Grove’ project (2017)
- President plants tree at Ardgillan Castle (2017)
- Speech at the Official Opening of the Commemorative Tree Avenue