What We Do

Education

We run educational and fun events where children learn how important trees are to people, our culture and heritage and the natural world.

Tree Planting

We plant trees across Ireland with a wide range of individuals, schools, community groups and businesses.

Awareness

We produce a twice yearly magazine for members as well as organizing walks, talks and presentations for the general public

Projects

Our projects have far-reaching benefits. They improve the environment for those who live nearby. They protect our natural heritage. They have a huge impact on the schoolchildren involved. And school visits reap dividends for years to come as the children grow and become the community leaders of the future.

Ireland needs more trees and more forests!

  • From 1% in the 1900’s, Ireland now has 11% of its land covered with trees

  • While this is the highest level of forest cover in over 350 years, it compares poorly to the European average of 39%

  • Many of the semi-natural forest areas that existed in the 1900’s still remain and account for approximately 2% of the forest cover although they are small and fragmented

  • Most of our forests are managed plantations – half owned by the state and half by private owners

  • Trees and forests absorb carbon dioxide, produce oxygen, are home to many species of insect, bird, mammals and plants, help to prevent flooding by storing rain and releasing it slowly and provide a sustainable building resource that stores carbon and can offset the need for concrete and steel

Easy Treesie

We are planting one million trees with Ireland’s one million schoolchildren across the island of Ireland – to reach the Plant-for-the-Planet challenge.

Our aim is for every child in Ireland to plant a tree and to sponsor one in the Global South. A million trees – easy treesie! You can support us by joining us on a tree planting day. You can also donate trees to our project.

irish woodland

Ireland was once covered in broadleaved trees. Most of our native woodland was destroyed over the centuries and along with it the rich ecosystems it supported.

Crann promotes the sustainable use of Irish-grown hardwoods, raises public awareness of the value of our woodlands and encourages the art and crafts associated with our native grown timber.

We cannot continue these tasks and our work of education and promotion without your help. All our resources are used to safeguard our woodlands and hedgerows for the future.

Easy Treesie

We are planting one million trees with Ireland’s one million schoolchildren across the island of Ireland – to reach the Plant-for-the-Planet challenge.

Our aim is for every child in Ireland to plant a tree and to sponsor one in the Global South. A million trees – easy treesie! You can support us by joining us on a tree planting day. You can also donate trees to our project.

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Irish Woodland

Ireland was once covered in broadleaved trees. Most of our native woodland was destroyed over the centuries and along with it the rich ecosystems it supported.

Crann promotes the sustainable use of Irish-grown hardwoods, raises public awareness of the value of our woodlands and encourages the art and crafts associated with our native grown timber.

We cannot continue these tasks and our work of education and promotion without your help. All our resources are used to safeguard our woodlands and hedgerows for the future.

 

Our Patron

We are honoured to have President Michael D. Higgins as our sole Patron.

President Higgins has a long and well-known grasp for all things to do with the environment, and trees in particular.