Crann ‘Trees for Ireland’ is a Membership based organisation set up to raise awareness of the environmental importance of trees, hedgerows and woodland.


National Tree Week 2020 is postponed until further notice given the circumstances around COVID-19. (ref: The Tree Council of Ireland).  (It was due to run from Sat. 21st March to Fri. 27th March 2020).  Stay safe and well.

Let’s talk Trees with Afternoon Tea;

On Digital Tree Week in our own homes or online!

Topic; TREES Q&A with Easy Treesie – Crann, Trees for Ireland Digital

Description: Speaking for the Trees today are two board members of Crann, Trees for Ireland; Diarmuid McAree, former Chief Forestry Inspector for Ireland with Orla Farrell, Easy Treesie Project founder. Have you questions about trees? Is there such a thing as a good or bad tree? What is a good tree for a suburban garden? Have you a problem with a tree you want to solve? Join us at TREE o clock and bring your own tea. If you are using your phone, please download the free Zoom app beforehand.

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Diarmuid McAree holds degrees in forestry, microbiology, entomology and pathology. 

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Today his consultancy and advisory roles are many and include positions with the United Nations, Crann — Trees for Ireland and the Forest Therapy Institute. Read more in this Irish Examiner article!



Crann – Trees for Ireland welcomes the announcement from Mr. Andrew Doyle T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, of the opening of three new support measures to support biodiversity of Irish forests.  These are:

  • A new scheme to support ‘Continuous Cover Forestry’, (CCF), which allows for the production of commercial timber while retaining forest cover at all times:
  • A new Deer Tree Shelter and Deer/Hare Fencing Scheme which aims to support land owners who wish to plant broadleaves in areas where there is a risk of deer damage;
  • Changes to the Woodland Improvement Scheme (WIS) to introduce grant aid to carry out a second thinning intervention for broadleaf forests.

Further details on the scheme can be found at



We were honoured and delighted to have our Patron, President Michael D. Higgins, launch our latest tree planting initiative, in partnership with Birr Castle, on 21st April 2017 – the Giants Grove Project.

CONTACT US: Crann ‘Trees for Ireland’, PO Box 860, Celbridge, Co Kildare, Ireland.

Telephone: +353 (01) 627 5075 Email : info at crann dot ie Website: www.crann.ie

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What we do

What we do
Crann 'Trees for Ireland' was formed in 1986 with the aim of Releafing Ireland. Crann is Ireland's leading voluntary tree organisation dedicated to planting, promoting,protecting and increasing awareness about trees and woodlands.

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Crann publish Crann magazine for all its members, full of fascinating articles about trees, wildlife and the environment.

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All about Trees

All about Trees
Crann is Irish for "tree" and it's all about the trees. Inside we have a database on trees found in Ireland, plus lots of other useful information for the tree lover out there. JOIN US TODAY AND START MAKING A DIFFERENCE!

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National Biodiversity Conference 2019

Speech by President Michael D. Higgins National Biodiversity Conference Dublin Castle Thursday, 21st February, 2019 A chairde, In so far as language is part of biodiversity, let me begin with just some words in our own ancient language. Ar an gcéad dul síos ba mhaith liom mo bhuíochas a ghabháil libh uilig as ucht an...

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