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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# Trees

This month
November 2023
'People don't know what's being lost': Calls for more notice after trees felled in Dublin city
A report by
Cormac Fitzgerald
A number of recent fellings by the council have sparked local concerns.
Last month
October 2023
Quiz: Can you recognise these native Irish trees from their leaves?
Ireland has 28 species of native tree, can you tell them apart?
Last year
Leaves fall early in UK after heatwave as experts warn of Ireland's vulnerability
The Devon Wildlife Trust said it has observed signs of ‘false autumn’ at 60 nature reserves.
Carlow court upholds €6,000 fine for man who damaged nests and eggs of five different bird species
Brian O’Reilly’s appeal against the fine for damaging vegetation and birds’ nests was rejected today
All time
Poll: Do you have a real or artificial Christmas tree this year?
The baubles are on by now, right?
Cork City Council defends 'robot trees' as it launches Clean Air Strategy
Cork’s ‘clean air’ plan is being launched today.
State warned by EU official in 2017 over eco-credentials of forestry licensing process
Records released to Noteworthy show that the State was warned it is not doing enough to ensure environmental risks from forestry “are a thing of the past”.
Column: Ireland's forestry industry has hit a blockade - here's a way we can get through it
Ireland needs a new model for forestry that does not damage nature, writes Minister of State for Agriculture Pippa Hackett.
Environmental group challenges decision to allow 'alien species' of tree to be planted in Leitrim
The group claims Sitka Spruce developments can completely obliterate landscapes over a very wide area.
After two years of planning, Trinity College replaces iconic 150-year-old trees
The university has planted two Ginkgo trees to replace the Oregon Maples.
People warned about dangers of power lines when cutting trees
Contact with overhead electricity wires is extremely dangerous and can be fatal.
Ireland is way behind on its tree-planting schedule
The planting of broadleaf trees has ‘flatlined’ since 2015.
How the 'soft chaos' of nature reduces stress and helps us physically heal
Come with us, on a walk through Dublin’s Botanic Gardens.
'War on wildlife': Bristol residents put spikes on tree to avoid birds pooing on cars
The move has caused much bafflement.
How civil war in the Ukraine and a late frost in Germany affects a Christmas tree grower in Wicklow
The last few weeks in November are always busiest for the nation’s Christmas tree growers, with mass harvesting beginning.
Locals to gather in Cork to remember 600 trees 'lost' in Storm Ophelia
“Everyone was tree-conscious after Storm Ophelia hit,” said local woman Liz Madden.
A jungle high above the city streets - living in Milan's elite 'Vertical Forest'
The matching skyscrapers have won multiple awards worldwide for their design by architect Stefano Boeri.
'Today is for celebration': Council goes back on plans to cut down 109-year-old Fairview trees
Plans to cut down the trees were met with strong resistance from local residents when announced earlier this year.
Locals demand that Dublin City Council save 109-year-old Fairview trees
“The communities of East Wall, North Strand, Ballybough, Marino, Fairview and Clontarf are at one on this – no removal of trees.”
This 40-storey skyscraper has trees climbing all the way to the top
It will be the first skyscraper in the French city, with construction due to start next week and finish in 2022.
Take a look inside Taiwan's environmentally-friendly twisting tower
Trees and plants outside the building will absorb 130 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year.
From not watering trees to overloading sockets - Ireland's top fire hazards at Christmas
Three people over the age of 60 died as a result of house fires over the Christmas period in Northern Ireland last year.
A giant redwood grove is being planted in Birr
You can buy your own space for a redwood for €500
Man arrested over theft of timber from Coillte land
“Timber as a commodity is in big demand whether it be from the sawmilling sector for sawn wood or from firewood merchants as firewood.”
6 wonderful walks in the woods to take this week
Ireland’s woodland treasures are the star of a new TV show.
One third of children in Ireland have never climbed a tree
Half of children spend more time in front of a screen than outside.
Forestry minister's posters nailed to trees in Tipperary
A party spokesperson said the posters were all removed after it was brought to their attention.
Dublin Fire Brigade show the damage a Christmas tree fire can do
A video shared by the service shows a room being destroyed in less than a minute.
There's a strange forest in Poland that's filled with crooked trees — and no one can explain how it got that way
The “Crooked Forest” rests within an area outside of Nowe Czarnowo in the West Pomerania region of Poland.
Christmas trees are going to make Ireland €21m this year
Growers are going to have a busy few weeks – with 550,000 trees due to be harvested.
The strongest hurricane ever has made landfall... but it wasn't as bad as expected
Emergency services are still on standby as the storm weakens.
Pictures: Four fire units responded to a huge blaze in south Dublin last night
An investigation into the cause of the blaze is under way.
People in Italy are living in this treehouse
This structure was designed by Luciano Pia and incorporates more than 150 trees.
"You are only concerned when the hurley shortage happens': GAA urged to fight forest fungus
‘Ash Dieback’ disease could threaten the existence of the trees in Ireland and across Europe.
No faking it: The art of growing a real Christmas tree
The Kavanagh family has been selling trees since the 1950s.
Which tree is the most loveable one in Ireland? We'll know by tomorrow
Voting is currently taking place in the National Tree Huggers contest.
People warned that tall trees may cause 'distress' to neighbours
Terence Flanagan said that planning laws needed to be updated to include tree height.
Stunning images of some of the oldest living things in the world
Ten thousand year old trees and ancient grasses.
Finally... Someone's given a European bear a camera and sent it to the woods to make a documentary
Don’t try this at home…
Column: Can big data save our planet’s forests?
Are we winning the fight against deforestation? Now there’s a way to check – and hold businesses and governments to account, write Oliver Mylius and Hans Zomer.