What we do

Crann ‘Trees for Ireland’ was formed in 1986 by Jan Alexander, with the aim of “Releafing Ireland”. Crann is Ireland’s leading voluntary tree organisation dedicated to the promotion and protection of our trees, hedgerows and woodlands. It is a membership-based, non profit registered charity (CHY13698) uniting people with a love of trees.  Probably Crann is now best known for its high quality Crann Magazine and for the Crann ‘Tidy Towns Assist Programme’ and the numerous school visits we provide through the Crann ‘Bring a Tree to School’ Programme.

Crann ‘Trees for Ireland’ networks and co-operates with other organisations.  We are Members of The Tree Council of Ireland, an umbrella body for organisations involved in tree planting, management and conservation.  We are also Members of The Irish Environmental Network, or IEN, which is made up of nationally active Irish Environmental NGOs. The groups represent a broad range of environmental issues including everything from wildlife conservation to climate change.

NEW PROJECT: The Giants Grove project aims to create, beside the gardens of Birr Castle, a living, enduring and inspiring tribute to Ireland’s diaspora. It will be in the form of the largest grove of giant redwoods outside California and is designed to signify the giant place that these sons and daughters have in our hearts. For further information http://www.giantsgrove.ie

Crann’s mission is to enhance the environment of Ireland through planting, promoting, protecting and increasing awareness about trees and woodlands.