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Irish Woodland Conservation Project

In 2016 – 2017 we formed a mutually beneficial partnership with Irish gift and conservation brand Emerald Heritage to combine our talents in order to protect and conserve plots of Irish woodland. 

This partnership came to fruition, for the first time, in Winter 2017 when we combined to plant 1500 native Irish trees in the Glendun Woodland owned and managed by Emerald Heritage. 

Planting Native Trees

The team at Emerald Heritage documented some of the day, and you can read more about it by clicking here, but to quote them:

“The process began a few weeks beforehand when local farming sheep were herded onto the land for a period of intense grazing. This process stripped the land of heavy grass and prepared the site for upcoming tree planting.

On planting day we set to work, as instructed by our partners NuaTree, and planted 1500 new, native whips. The native species planted were Scots Pine, Sessile Oak and Pedunculate Oak. 

The benefits are, at a minimum, three-fold for the land and surrounding area. On a broad level, the newly planted trees will sequester up to 230 tonnes of carbon. On a small scale the new native trees will connect previously separated ancient and existing woodlands on either side of the land, as well as promoting a greater species diversity in the years to come.

The trees, specifically the Scots Pine, will also help to boost the numbers of the local, and at risk, Red Squirrel!”

Woodland Conservation, Growth and Development

Growing, developing and ultimately conserving precious Irish woodland is why NuaTree exists and we were delighted to partner with Emerald Heritage to work on a small section of Irish land. 

We understand and acknowledge this is a small project, a drop in the ocean to some, but to us it represents a true beginning and a sign of things yet to come. 

Native Irish woodlands only account for 1% of Irish land in the present day and this has to be rectified and we plan to provide more solutions moving forward.

Watch this space…

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