Date: 25 Mar 2022
Category: Climate and biodiversity
Belfast’s One Million Trees project will be celebrated with another ‘Give a tree a home’ event on Saturday 2 April.
Council will be giving away free trees at the Waterworks Park from 10am- 1pm to encourage residents to plant more trees across the city.
The One Million Trees project aims to plant one million native trees across Belfast by 2035 in an effort to reduce carbon, improve air quality and reduce flooding.
Lord Mayor of Belfast Councillor Kate Nicholl spoke about the project so far and said: “The previous ‘Give a tree a home’ event was such a success - we got a great reaction from residents in Belfast who were so passionate about tree planting and the long-term benefits that this will create for our city.
“Each month I undertake a different Lord Mayor’s challenge and this month it was all about helping to plant as many trees as possible, which is timely, as we come to the end of the planting season.
“As a Council we are committed to continuing to take the lead in tackling climate change and I would encourage young people, families and communities to join us at the Waterworks Park, pick up a sapling, plant it at home and in turn- do one wee thing to help address the climate agenda.”
Belfast One Million Trees was inspired by an original idea from the Belfast Metropolitan Residents Group and it is a collaboration between public, private and voluntary sector partners.
The project is a major part of the city’s Resilience Strategy which aims to transition Belfast to an inclusive zero emissions, climate- resilient economy within a generation.
For more information on One Million Trees, visit www.belfastcity.gov.uk/onemilliontrees