Would you like to help out at your local woodland volunteer day? Then come along to the Native Woodland Trust’s volunteer day on Saturday, October 11 from 11am to 1pm at our Ardan Woodland Reserve.
Ardan Woodland Reserve is between Kilbeggan and Tyrrellspass and The Native Woodland Trust is an environmental charity dedicated to the protection of Ireland’s rare native and ancient woodland. The Trust achieves this by setting up woodland reserves around the country, such as Gracedieu Reserve.
This reserves network allows the Trust to protect existing woodland as well as plant new native woodland for the future. Part of the work involves running educational and fun events for members and the public to encourage more people to use their local woodlands.
Native Woodland Trust like to gather seed from their own reserves so that they can use it to plant more trees on their sites. Ardan woodland is a beautiful, established woodland with lots of hazel and oak trees to provide seeds for collection. On this volunteer day we will be walking through the woodland aiming to collect lots of hazelnuts and acorns. They will be back to a nursery where they will grow in pots and in the future plant them on a site. This walk will be ideal for children to come along to and search for fallen seeds.
The meeting point for this event will be at 11am at the Tyrrellspass Castle car park. For a map and further details go to www.nativewoodlandtrust.ie or the events section of our Facebook page. This event will run from 11am to 1pm and all are welcome. For more details please contact Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0879619083.