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Woodland Management

Sunday 3rd November
Rea’s Wood Antrim

Co–act for Climate

Monday 4th November
Canada Room & Council Chamber, Lanyon Building, Room 01/052, University Road, Belfast BT7 1NN


Creating Our Sustainable Future

Thursday 7th November
Queen’s University Belfast, Canada Room and Council Chamber, Lanyon Building, University Road, Belfast BT7 1NN

Linen Quarter Regeneration – Café Conversation

Thursday 7th November
Pug Uglys, 21 Bedford Street, Belfast BT2 7EJ

Book Launch “Facing Up to Climate Reality: Honesty, Disaster and Hope”

Friday 8th November
Canada Room, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast BT7 1NN


Nature Based Solutions – Benefits that biodiversity can provide for organisations and communities

Monday 11th November
Belfast City Hall, Donegall Square North, Belfast BT1 5GS

Overcoming Conflict in Marine Energy

Monday 11th November
Malone Lodge Belfast


Sustainable Heritage Tourism Conference 2019

Wednesday 13th November
Marine Hotel Ballycastle, 1–3 North Street, Ballycastle BT54 6BN

The Power of Walking Conference

Thursday 14th November
Riddel Hall, Queen’s University Belfast


Mucky Route Repairs

Saturday 16th November
Cushendun, BT44 0PJ

Path Clearing – 40th Anniversary Event

Sunday 17th November
Milford Cutting Co Armagh


Great Autumn Clean–Up

Wednesday 20th November
Initially meet at Great Hall, Queen’s University Belfast

Urban Green Roofs: Policy, Design, Climate, Resilience and Biodiversity

Thursday 21st November
David Keir Building Hub, Queen’s University Belfast

NI Environment Strategy Discussion Workshop

Thursday 21st November
Rural Community Network Offices, 38a Oldtown Street, Cookstown, Co Tyrone BT80 8EF


Bramble Bash

Saturday 23rd November
Whitepark Bay, 152 Whitepark Road, Ballintoy BT54 6NH

Return of the Hedges

Saturday 23rd November
White Park Bay, 152 Whitepark Road, Ballintoy BT54 6NH


NICVA General Election 2019 Hustings Event

Wednesday 27th November
NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast BT15 2GB

Act on air pollution: Save lives

Wednesday 27th November
The MAC, 10 Exchange Street West, BT1 2NJ


‘Invisible’ oak is NI’s finest 23 October 2019

Mighty ‘Invisible’ oak crowned Northern Ireland finest thanks to 950 votes (via Belfast Telegraph)


mighty oak


A tree in County Down has been crowned Northern Ireland’s Tree of the Year in a UK–wide contest organised by the Woodland Trust.  The impressive Sessile Oak, known as the Invisible Tree – located at the entrance to one of the island of Ireland’s last remaining ancient woodlands, Rostrevor Oakwood – secured 950 votes from the public.

Other Northern Ireland finalists included English Yew at Crom Estate, Newtownbutler, Fermanagh; the Nobbly Tree at Brooke Park, Londonderry; the Big Oak at Hillsborough Castle, Co Down; the King Tree, Armagh; and Botanic Gardens’ Oriental Hornbeam in Belfast.

Rostrevor Action Respecting the Environment (RARE) was behind the County Down winner, with its nomination entry saying: “For generations the tree has greeted visitors to this magnificent woodland and provided a habitat for hundreds of species, including the welcome return of the red squirrel.”

The group said when the Invisible Tree came under threat, it inspired a campaign preventing its removal: “News of this special tree has spread far and wide, with visitors from across the world expressing their support of the campaign.”

Ian McCurley, Woodland Trust director, said: “Thanks to the public vote, our Northern Ireland winner is Rostrevor’s Invisible Tree. Our congratulations go to the Rostrevor Action Respecting the Environment group who have worked tirelessly to put their tree firmly on the map.”

Read more via the Belfast Telegraph…