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Community Places Free Planning Advice

Wednesday 2nd May
Community Places, 2 Downshire Place, Belfast BT2 7JQ
Free

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Dry Stone Walling

Sunday 6th May
Mourne Mountains
Free

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Belfast Roadshow on Sustainable Development Goals

Tuesday 8th May
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, 3 Cromac Quay, Ormeau Gasworks, Belfast BT7 2JD
Free

Sustainable NI Carbon Management Training

Wednesday 9th May
Parliament Buildings, Belfast
See above

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An Evening Walk in Spring

Saturday 12th May
Belfast Area
Free

Guided bluebell walk at Prehen Wood

Sunday 13th May
Prehen Wood, Derry~Londonderry
Free

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Bluebell Stroll with the Ranger

Saturday 19th May
Murlough NNR
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Glenoe Geology Walk

Saturday 19th May
Glenoe Waterfall
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co Armagh – Historic Garden Restoration

Sunday 20th May
Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co–Armagh
Free

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Carbon Management Course

Wednesday 23rd May
Inspire Business Park, Newtownards
£225 (No VAT to pay)

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Country Fair

Sunday 27th May
Florence Court
Normal Admission Members Free

Jazz in the Garden at Mount Stewart

Sunday 27th May
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission Members Free

Cruise the Lough

Monday 28th May
Crom
Adult £4, Child £2

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Free Trees for Schools 26 April 2013

Free trees for schools, communities and youth groups!

Make your area greener and better for people and wildlife by planting free trees from the Woodland Trust. Get your application in now for autumn.

The Woodland Trust is offering free packs of trees to schools and community groups, and is now taking applications for planting this autumn.

Last month, 114 schools and 38 community groups across Northern Ireland donned welly boots to plant over 10,000 trees.

Groups can now choose between packs of 30, 105 or 420 saplings, depending on how much space they have to plant. There are different mixes of tree species to choose from too, including packs themed for autumn colour, wood fuel and wildlife.

Planting trees is the perfect way to help children and young people connect with and learn about nature, helping them become future guardians of the environment.  And, according to the Woodland Trust, collective tree–planting efforts are particularly welcome in Northern Ireland, which ranks badly as one of the least wooded regions in Europe. The country has a mere 7 per cent woodland cover, compared to the European average of 44 per cent.

Patrick Cregg, director of the Woodland Trust, said: “We want to give as many people as possible, including children, the chance to plant trees. This is a fantastic opportunity to do something positive and lasting for the local landscape, while learning about nature and simply having fun.

“In just ten years, the trees will be taller than the average person, and will provide a whole range of benefits: cleaner air, homes for wildlife, a sustainable source of fuel, and more beautiful, natural–looking areas to live, play and work in.”

To apply for your free pack, head to www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/communitytrees

The tree packs have been kindly sponsored by IKEA, Biffa Award, Sainsbury’s, WH Smith, Nicky and the players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

All species included in our free tree packs are fully sourced and grown in the UK. In addition to this, the supplier is subject to annual checks for all tree diseases by Government plant health officers.