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  • July 18, 2018

Native Woodlands Conference, Wicklow

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LEAF Officers, Ray Foley and Niamh Ní Dhúill, attended the Native Woodlands Conference in Delgany, County Wicklow, April 30th to May 1st. The conference brought together academics, foresters, government departments, land owners and other stakeholders with an interest in restoring Ireland's native woodlands. The conference consisted of talks and site visits, including a trip to [...]

  • July 18, 2018

LEAF National Operators Meeting, Greece

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LEAF Coordinator, Niamh Ní Dhúill, attended the LEAF National Operators Meeting (NOM) in Greece, between the 20th and 22nd of April. These annual NOMs provide an opportunity for National Operators to meet and engage with other countries that are running the LEAF programme. National Operators get to share ideas and look at ways to improve [...]

  • July 18, 2018

LEAF schools planting Tiny Forests

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Four of the LEAF schools took part in a new Programme called 'Tiny Forests'. The schools were: Scoil Mháthair Dé, Fedamore NS, Limerick Educate Together and Our Lady Queen of Peace. Tiny forests are small sense native woodlands, planted close together. The main aim is to create spaces on the school grounds, which will be [...]

  • July 18, 2018

School’s Out for Summer!

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The second year of the LEAF programme has come to an end. The LEAF Team worked with 36 schools from the Limerick City and County from Autumn 2017 to June 2018.  This means that almost 1,000 students were involved in learning about forests, along with their teachers and parents.  Work with the schools included a [...]

  • July 18, 2018

Secondary Schools take part in the LEAF programme

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Salesian College Pallaskenry was one of three secondary schools which took part in the pilot stage of the LEAF programme this year. Thirty 2nd Year students took part in School and Forest Based Workshops. As the school is very close to Curragh Chase Forest Park, travel time was only fifteen minutes each way, meaning the [...]

  • March 3, 2018

Welcome to Spring – Fáilte chuig an t-Earrach – LEAF newsletter March 2018

  Welcome to the Spring LEAF Newsletter - March 2018 - Fáilte chuig an t-Earrach! Find out what LEAF is up to this spring, from the Green School EXPO in the RDS to National Tree Week to updates on planting trees, tiny forests, school and forest workshops and other interesting news.... You will find our newsletter [...]

  • February 5, 2018

Guide to planting a bare root tree – February 2018

Learn how to plant a bare-rooted tree in your own schools grounds or garden.  The best time to plant them if from October until the end of March - so you still have time! Planting barerooted trees February 2018    

  • December 20, 2017

Winter in the Forest – LEAF newsletter December 2017

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Fáilte go dtí an forais san geimhreadh - welcome to the forest in the winter.  See how the seasons change and find out how we can help our birds through the cold weather when there is less food for them.  It is one of the reasons planting native trees, hedges and plants is so important! [...]

  • November 13, 2017

LEAF Acorn Planting Guide Autumn 2017

Here is our acorn planting guide.  2017 has been a mast year for acorns and we collected them with schools in the forest and brought them to schools to be planted.  We may not have another amount like this for another few years - so get planting! The guide can be downloaded at this link [...]

  • October 5, 2017

LEAF Autumn newsletter 2017

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Pupils and teacher from Ahane NS with the native oak tree they planted with the help of Matt the Forester and the LEAF Team Read our latest Autumn 2017 newsletter at the link below: http://mailchi.mp/ea2610d1224e/learning-about-forest-ireland-leaf-autumn-2017-ezine?e=7e3b0b6fcd To receive this newsletter by email directly, sign up to our newsletter on the home page of our website!