Growing Woodlands "Enhancing Our Lives" Roscommon 2010 launched by Minister Sean Connick T.D.
Growing Woodlands was launched by Minister Sean Connick T.D. Minister of State with responsibility for forestry, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food at the 2010 National Ploughing Championships in Athy today.
Growing Woodlands "Enhancing Our Lives" is a series of events to be held in Roscommon from 3 to 16 October celebrating the multi-functional benefits that trees and woodlands can bring to our lives.
A range of organisations in the forestry and farming sectors including Teagasc, the Forest Service, IFA and Coillte are coming together to highlight these benefits to the people of Roscommon.
It is very appropriate that Growing Woodlands "Enhancing Our Lives" is taking place during the International Year of Biodiversity and that some of the planned events will celebrate National Trails Day on 3 October and National Tree Day on 7 October.
The range of events is designed to attract and inform a wide spectrum of the public from farmers and other landowners to schoolchildren to those with a strong environmental awareness of trees and woodlands. Whether you have ten trees or ten thousand trees or indeed no trees there should be an event which will suit you.
For further information see www.teagasc.ie/forestry