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May 2018 right left


Community Places Free Planning Advice

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


Dry Stone Walling

Sunday 6th May
Mourne Mountains


Belfast Roadshow on Sustainable Development Goals

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

Sustainable NI Carbon Management Training

Wednesday 9th May
Parliament Buildings, Belfast
See above


An Evening Walk in Spring

Saturday 12th May
Belfast Area

Guided bluebell walk at Prehen Wood

Sunday 13th May
Prehen Wood, Derry~Londonderry


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


Carbon Management Course

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


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
Adult £4, Child £2


Meet the Tree Charter Board! 18 April 2018


The Tree Charter was originally developed with the expertise and input from a Professional Steering Group, made up of around 70 different organisations. Collectively, they agreed the 10 principles that establish the future for trees, woods and people (via The Woodland Trust)

By Kaye Brennan

From January 2018, a new UK Tree Charter Board will act as a more focused steering body.

Now the Tree Charter exists, it’s all about embedding the Principles into the fabric of society. That’s quite a grand aim! The Board’s objectives are to identify the best pathways to achieving the principles, look at new and different funding opportunities for viable new activity and analyse the outside world in relation to woods and trees.

The Board will also review progress towards achieving the objectives set out in the Tree Charter Principles, which will culminate in an annual Tree Charter Day, held on the final Saturday of November as part of supporting the Tree Council’s National Tree Week.

The organisations that make up the Tree Charter board are:

  • Black Environment Network 
  • Common Ground 
  • ConFor            
  • Landscape Institute
  • Llais y Goedwig          
  • National Union of Students
  • National Association of Local Councils          
  • Northern Ireland Environment Link
  • Royal Forestry Society           
  • Sylva Foundation
  • The Tree Council      
  • Centre for Sustainable Health Care
  • The Woodland Trust        

Judy Ling Wong CBE, President of Black Environment Network

“I look forward to working together to unlock the power of tree stories in driving actions for our beloved trees, especially with the diverse inspirational stories from our multicultural communities.”

Jamie Agombar, Head of Sustainability, National Union of Students

“I’m delighted to be involved so we can ensure that students, and young people, find out about the Charter and help bring it to life through their actions.”

Craig McGuicken, Chief Executive of Northern Ireland Environment Link

“I’m really pleased that we can all come together to look at ways to develop the work started in the Tree Charter. Northern Ireland has the lowest percentage of woodland cover in the British Isles, so this is a great opportunity for us to create new links and partnerships, and find new ways to advocate for the value of trees for everyone!”

Read more via The Woodland Trust…