On June 16th 2021, up to 120 oak saplings were planted at four city parks by the Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr. Joe Kavanagh as part of Cork City Council’s Decade of Centenaries Programme 2021 and its continuing commitment to biodiversity.
Proudly sponsored by Coillte, the saplings were planted at Glen River Park, Bridevalley Park, the Blackrock Castle Walkway and the Curraheen Walkway. In total this year, up to 1,200 trees were planted by Cork City Council Operations (Parks) this year.
Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Joe Kavanagh said: “These trees planted today, kindly donated by Coillte, are a representation of all primary and secondary schools in Cork City and speak to our past, present and future. The Lord Mayor's Oak Tree Initiative 2021 symbolises the resilience, sustainability and growth synonymous with our schools”.
Coillte Supply Chain Manager, Dominic Joyce said: “Coillte is delighted to support such initiatives as they inspire future generations and increase awareness of the important role that trees play in mitigating climate change, improving habitats, increasing biodiversity and providing sustainable and renewable building materials. We are delighted to be associated with the Lord Mayor’s initiative to commemorate the independence struggle 100 years ago in this novel and environmentally friendly way”.