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Trees Please Cork will host their first meeting tonight. Pic: iStock.
Trees Please Cork will host their first meeting tonight. Pic: iStock.

Trees Please host first tree planting meeting

Trees Please Cork are hosting a meeting today, Thursday October 10, for anyone interested in planting trees in the city this winter.

This evening's meeting will be in Myo Cafe on Popes Quay at 7pm.

This is Trees Please first public meeting, and their aim is to plant as many trees in Cork city as possible this winter.

Tom Campbell, a local artist, is the "driving force" behind the project, according to Tom Jordan whose also involved in the group.

"I am more of a supporter. Tom is the driving force behind it. He sent out a circular around four months ago and it grew from there."

"There's a lot of anxiety about climate change and ecological extinction. A lot of people are feeling pretty powerless."

"The idea is to do something, get together, network, and find places where we can plant trees."

Tom says they are interested in planting native species in Cork city and county. "With landowner's permission of course."

"This is with a view of creating wildlife corridors and new habitats, or even a managed woodland, which is sustainable and can be used for folk crafts." 

Tom is a musician, but he also works in Ringaskiddy. "I am interested in trees. I have an amateur tree nursery, I've been growing Irish native trees for 20 years now." 

"I've lived in Cork for 18 years and I love the place. I'd love to see this happen. I think the city will be on board too."