This year The Tree Council if Ireland is delighted to welcome SPAR as sponsors of National Tree Day and are calling on primary schools across the country to plant a tree on SPAR National Tree Day, Thursday, 7th October 2021.

The theme for this year’s campaign is “Trees are Good Neighbours” and it aims to encourage primary school children and their families to think more about the important role trees play in supporting the environment and the biodiversity found in and under the tree. It gives an opportunity for children, teachers and parents to put down the school books, spend time outdoors and learn to become more environmentally aware.

 There are 1,500 Native Irish Wild Cherry, Crann Silíní Fiáin tree saplings available through the campaign website for primary schools to plant on their school grounds, or in a pot in the classroom. They provide flowers for insect pollinators in spring and
cherries for birds in early autumn.

To find out more about this year’s SPAR National Tree Day and how each school can claim a FREE Native Irish Wild Cherry sapling,  visit

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