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May 2018 right left

 
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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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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…