Wednesday April 1, 2020

Leaves campaign: Climate emergency demands tree-planting push

After Malta, Ireland is the worst country in the EU when it comes to tree coverage, with around 11 per cent of land dedicated to forest

12th September, 2019
Tree-planting scheme will need huge support. Pic: RollingNews.ie

An Irish tree has never won the title of European Tree of the Year. Yes, that’s true apparently: true that competing Irish trees have failed to take home the medal and true also that there is a thing called the European Tree of the Year! But then, there are dog swimming races in swimming pools, so clearly, the competitive edge knows no bounds.

But competing trees? Why? What is the purpose of such...

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