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Ireland’s native woodlands are quietly disappearing

Darragh Murphy: Under 11% of country’s land is forested as State plants Sitka spruce at expense of indigenous trees.
Article in the Irish Times

Native Trees and Community Woodlands, Health and Carbon Storage Benefits

An outline of the potential for The Woodland League “Forest in a Box” to inspire the creation of Community Native Woodlands, for local action on Climate Change and how this can benefit communities into the future. How Individuals can be empowered to take action working with their local community in a simple direct and effective way. The health benefits and Carbon storage potential of local Community Native Woodlands are highlighted.

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Supporting Information for The Woodland League “Forest In A Box” Project

Contact details, project details, costs, and connected biodiversity educational opportunities contained within this document.

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Native Treevolution: The Woodland League Receive gift of Signed Che Guevara print by artist Jim Fitzpatrick, in presence of Glen Hansard.

The Woodland League are delighted to have received a signed copy of the famous Che Guevara print, gifted by the artist Jim Fitzpatrick, at the Dolmen, known as Aideen’s grave, in Howth Castle grounds, last Saturday October 28th, 2017. The signed artwork will be auctioned at a later date to raise funds for The Woodland League, “Forest in a Box”, Native Treevolution project for national schools.

Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees Receives Presidential Seal of Approval

The Woodland League, a County Clare based not for profit forest NGO are delighted to have received a letter from the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, in support of the new Diana Beresford Kroeger film featuring The Woodland League. “Call of the Forest”, is a feature documentary articulating the enormous value of native forests and their role in Climate mitigation measures, how native trees govern and manage our fragile environment, bestowing multiple hidden benefits for all life forms.

Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees Brings the Boreal to Ireland

Call of the Forest
After playing to full houses across Canada, Call of the Forest is now launching in Ireland at the OFFline Film Festival screening at the Birr Arts Centre at 7:30 pm on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Director Jeff McKay, Diana Beresford-Kroeger, Andrew St Ledger, PRO, of The Woodland League, and Mary Reynolds the well known landscape designer, will participate in a panel discussion after the screening.

Tribute to Ken Doyle of The Woodland League

It is with great regret that we have received the sad news of the peaceful passing over of our Great friend, Father, family man, tireless community worker, tree and nature lover, Woodland League Director and long time supporter. Ken Doyle RIP (1951 to 2017). We wish to extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends and express our gratitude for his efforts on behalf of trees and communities.

Read our Tribute to Ken

Benefit Night: Protect Your Roots

Join us this Saturday 29th July in MacNamara’s, Killaneena, East Clare for what will be a fantastic night of entertainment, in the realm of, “The Great Forest of Aughty”, restoration project. Kicking off at 8 pm, with the amazing film, “Call of the Forest”, by the visionary Diana Beresford Kroeger. Followed by well known Reggae selectors, Jason Rootical Soundsystem supported by Saoirse Sounds.

Forest in a Box – Native Trees for Schools Project

The Woodland League launched a new Native Trees initiative on Tuesday 7th March, during National Tree Week. A native tree seed box, a “Forest in a Box”, was presented to Brigit’s Hearth pre-school in Tuamgraney Co. Clare. The box uses a copy of the natural forest floor of leaf litter to start the trees off, the sides creating shade to encourage the trees to reach for the light with fine mesh across the bottom and the top lid to protect the seeds from being eaten, so increasing their chances of survival by 90% or more. Each one metre by one metre seed box is capable of providing approximately 200 healthy native trees for planting out every two years.

Forest Restoration can Alleviate Flooding

We can all agree there is a need now to find wise long term solutions to fix flooding, one part of this solution is to work with nature, farmers, and local communities to restore our degraded uplands, rivers, streams, wetlands and flood plains so that they can perform their natural regulatory function to their optimum capacity.