Thank you to all those who donated to support our community tree nursery in Northern Ireland from everyone at The Conservation Volunteers!
We smashed our target thanks to the generosity of supporters like you – your donation will have double the impact through the Big Give’s Green Match Fund.
An incredible £23,600 was raised to facilitate the move of the tree nursey from the Clanboyde Estate to its new location in Cultra.
The money raised will ensure the continuing success of this unique and very special conservation project, which will enable TCV to grow over 100,000 native Irish trees in 2021.
Debbie Adams, TCV Operations Director – Northern Ireland and Scotland, said: “I would like to thank each person who has kindly donated money to our Tree Nursery appeal. Your donation will enable us to achieve so many amazing things.
We will engage new volunteers and collect even more seeds from native Northern Ireland trees. The volunteers you are now supporting will nurture, grow and ensure these trees are planted across Northern Ireland to benefit people and the environment. But this is just the start of a new chapter for our tree nursery.
Please stay connected to us to hear about how we make the most of your donation and watch us grow.”
For over 30 years our community tree nursery in Northern Ireland has been collecting native seeds to propagate and grow native Irish tree stock – to date we have grown over 1.5 million trees. Read more about their work here.
Ensuring a constant supply of home-grown native tree stock is a very real conservation and biodiversity challenge, especially if we hope to mitigate against importing disease and pests.
In the collection, propagation, growing and planting of tree stock, the tree nursey team hope to engage and support up to 250 volunteers across the project. Volunteering will engage a diverse range of groups and individuals: schools, local volunteers and ethnic minority groups.
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