March 2016: Shankill Tidy Towns - Trees for All Eco Community Initiative

Shankill Tidy Towns and Crann-Trees for Ireland, in co-operation with Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and the local community, have taken the initiative to plant more than 13,910 trees in the environs of the village – one tree for every resident (Census 2011).  SAGE fully supports this green project and encourages all residents to become involved by planting appropriate trees in appropriate places and for special occasions.                  

The objective of this ambitious project is to offset the carbon emissions of the community and to contribute positively to Ireland’s greenhouse gas abatement strategy. (A mature tree can absorb over 9 kg of CO2 in a single year, which equals the amount of CO2 produced by an average car travelling non-stop for 18,300 kilometres!). It is hoped that this project will be a nationwide initiative that Tidy Towns’ groups elsewhere will emulate.

Contact Shankill Tidy Towns at for further details.