March 8, 2016
Celebrate Irish Forests with ESB Tree Week
ESB Tree Week, organised by the Tree Council of Ireland since 1985, is a week long programme of events to celebrate trees. ESB Tree Week 2016 is sponsored by the ESB in association with Coillte and runs from Sunday March 6th until Sunday March 13th.
With a programme of nationwide events suited to all ages, ESB Tree Week is a great way to find out about the importance of our forests to our landscape and cultural heritage.
Ireland possesses some of the most productive forests in Europe, with yields up to five times greater than northern European countries. Forestry employs over 12,000 people in rural Ireland and contributes approximately €2.3 billion to our GDP, Forestry is the largest outdoor recreational activity in Ireland, with over 18 million visits valued at €97 million to Irish forests in 2014