Green Ireland also needs trees

Green Ireland also needs trees

Walk the dog, go jogging, and take care of the garden on the balcony. It is good to leave home at all times during the lockdown, and many have rediscovered their love for nature. He knows it well Ian McCarley, Irish Director Woodland Trust, The largest forest conservation charity in the UK. For twenty years the members of the Woodland Trust have been committed to the deforestation of the country. During the months of the epidemic, they grew to 500,000 followers.

“People like to go out during lockdown, and maybe tell them not to do too much,” McCarley told the BBC. “Now I see a lot of people walking through country highways and exploring places they have never been before. They had plenty of time to think during the epidemic. Now they want to get out, we want to take them there.”

This is good news for the planet. The new passion for doctorates helps to create awareness about climate emergencies. Environmental issues are not the only priority for activists. In fact, the number of people who prefer a sustainable lifestyle that respects nature is increasing. According to McCarley, “Trees are the best way to report and deal with environmental crises because they have a positive impact on people’s well-being and mental health.” In addition to being an air cleaner, they are also an ideal sanctuary for wildlife. As Lockdown Down teaches, they are also the best place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and find peace.

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Strange as it may seem to trees, not all Ireland do so well. It is the least wooded region in the United Kingdom and the poorest green in northern Europe. Northern Irish Environment Minister Edwin Boots In March, it announced a $ 80 million deforestation plan aimed at planting 18 million new trees within 10 years.

These days Woodland Trust activists are engaged in a traditional competition to select the “Tree of the Year” tree of the year. One of the winners of past editions is a 100-year-old Holm Oak, also known as Old Homer, located in County Down. Its curved and curved trunk is an institution for anyone passing by. Many writers and artists have been inspired by him. His hair invigorated Charles Dickens and Princess Elizabeth. The green and oppressive symbol of the arrogance that nature must have to survive the environmental crisis.

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