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    Tree Maintenance

    Sunday 2nd February
    Kilmacrew House, near Banbridge
    Free

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    Scrub Control

    Sunday 9th February
    Brackagh Moss Nature Reserve, near Portadown
    Free

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    NI Science Festival (13–23 February 2020)

    Thursday 13th February

    Creating Quality Outdoor Experiences

    Thursday 13th February
    Privy Council Chamber, Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, The Square, Hillsborough BT26 6AG
    £50

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    The climate emergency: Your questions answered

    Monday 17th February
    Kings Place, London, N1 9AG
    £20 plus £1.51 booking fee. Partners/Patrons save £5.26 (20% off and no fees)

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    GSNI Science Strategy

    Thursday 20th February
    Crumlin Road Gaol Visitor Attraction and Conference Centre, 53–55 Crumlin Road, Belfast BT14 6ST

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    Habitat Management

    Sunday 23rd February
    Bog Meadows Nature Reserve, Belfast
    Free

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    BelFast Forward 2020 Conference

    Thursday 27th February
    Assembly Buildings Conference Centre
    £25 – £150

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    Ballynature Day

    Saturday 29th February
    Ballynure Village
    Free

     

    20m more trees for the UK 10 January 2020

    National Trust to plant 20 million trees in UK over next decade (via The Guardian)

     
    Tree planting

    By PA Media 

    The National Trust is planning to plant 20 million trees over the next decade as part of efforts to achieve net zero emissions by 2030.

    The organisation made the announcement, which it says will cost £90m–100m, on Thursday to mark its 125th anniversary.

    By the end of the decade, it says the new trees and natural regeneration of woods will cover more than 18,000 hectares (44,000 acres), an area one and a half times the size of Manchester. It will mean that 17% of the land the National Trust looks after will be wooded, up from 10%.

    The focus will be on planting on farmland – including in upland areas – that the trust owns, rather than in country estates, but the director general, Hilary McGrady, said the National Trust would be working with farmers to deliver the targets.

    Read more via The Guardian