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Scrub Clearance and Hedge Management

Sunday 1st October
Slievenacloy Nature Reserve
Free

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Presentation on Invasive Species in the Glens of Antrim

Wednesday 11th October
St Mary’s Parish Centre, Cushendall, Co. Antrim
Free

Tackling the Decline in Pollinating Insects: Boosting Community Partnerships and Engagement Nationwide

Thursday 12th October
Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge, London
See website for details

Belfast Sustainability Network – Sustainability Social

Thursday 12th October
Sweet Afton Bar & Kitchen, Brunswick Street, Belfast BT2 7GE
Free

One enchanted evening at Oakfield Glen, Carrickfergus

Friday 13th October
Oakfield Glen, Carrickfergus
£5 per child; adults go free

Outdoor Learning in the Early Years

Saturday 14th October
Tollymore Field Studies Centre
Resident: £135, Non Resident £99

Grass Roots AGM

Saturday 14th October
Newtownbreada Presbyterian Church Hall, Ormeau Road, Belfast
Free

Red Squirrel Walks in Slieve Gullion Forest Park

Saturday 14th October
Slieve Gullion Forest Park, 89 Drumintee Road Killeavy, Newry, Co. Armagh BT35 8SW
Free

Cregagh Wood Walk and Hide Visit

Saturday 14th October
Cregagh Wood – Meet at St Patrick’s Church
Free

Pond Improvement

Sunday 15th October
Rea’s Wood Antrim
Free

Bird Ringing Demonstration

Sunday 15th October
Forest Rd, Forkhill
Free

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Red Squirrel Talk

Tuesday 17th October
Cushendall Library
Free

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FuSIon Fest – The Social Innovation Festival

Thursday 19th October
See website for details
Free

Environment, Farming & Social Policy: Towards an integrated food strategy in Northern Ireland

Friday 20th October
Queens University Belfast, Canada Room, Lanyon Building, University Road, Belfast
Free

Ballycastle Forest Walk

Saturday 21st October
Ballycastle Forest Park
Free

Life on the Lough

Saturday 21st October
Mount Stewart
Free – Donations Welcome

Brent Watch

Saturday 21st October
Strangford Lough – Greyabbey Carpark
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Ghost and Gourds Spook–tacular

Saturday 21st October
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

Autumn Pumpkinfest

Saturday 21st October
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Squirrel Information

Sunday 22nd October
Laragh Lodge – Glenariff Forest Park
Free

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Half–Term Hallowe’en Fest

Thursday 26th October
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Mexican Day of the Dead

Saturday 28th October
Giant’s Causeway
Normal Admission, Members Free

Hallowe’en Fun

Saturday 28th October
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free

Poison Chocolate Apple Dunking

Saturday 28th October
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

Woodland Management

Sunday 29th October
Saintfield Estate, Saintfield Co Down
Free

Glenarm Forest Walk

Sunday 29th October
Glenarm Forest Park
Free

Hallowe’en Fest and Craft Fair

Sunday 29th October
Florence Court
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Stand up for street trees 19 September 2017

The Woodland Trust launches nationwide ‘neighbourhood watch’ scheme for street trees (via The Woodland Trust)


Woodland-Trust

Photographs by Michael Cooper

New survey shows almost 80% of city folk would miss trees and green spaces if they didn’t have them

Almost three quarters (73%) of city people throughout the UK want access to green space or parkland within walking distance of their home, a new survey shows.  And almost 80% believe that trees are essential for making them feel happier and more relaxed.

The results of the UK–wide survey1 come from the Woodland Trust as it launches a new ‘neighbourhood watch’ scheme for trees.  The aim is simple: to inspire people to value and protect their natural urban wonders.

People are urged to join forces with their neighbours and apply for one of 500 Street Trees Celebration Starter Kits. The kits come packed with celebratory bunting, badges and funky wheelie–bin stickers, as well as tips for working with local authorities to prevent street tree loss.

Joseph Coles, the Woodland Trust’s Project Lead for Street Trees, said the scheme aims to rally people to look after threatened trees on their doorstep. A recent report showed councils are felling more than 50 trees a day nationwide.

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He said: “Street trees offer a huge array of benefits, from enhancing the look of our neighbourhoods to cleaning the very air we breathe.  Yet they face ever–increasing threats, such as climate change, disease, development and neglect. With the majority of the population living in urban areas, street trees are their main contact with nature.

“Through this project we will connect people with the trees closest to them, offering them the tools and resources to both celebrate and protect them. We want to raise awareness at the highest levels that street trees are valuable and worth investing in and preserving.”

The survey included an urban Belfast audience who demonstrated a strong awareness of the benefits that trees and woodland bring.

Read the full press release here…