Lá na gCrann 2014 - 9 Deireadh Fómhair
Tree Day 2014 – October 9th

Tree Day is organised by the Tree Council of Ireland with the support of the Department of Education and Skills and is sponsored by Tetra Pak, with the support of Avonmore School Milk. Now in its seventeenth year, Tree Day will be held in all primary schools on Thursday, 9th October and on Tree Day, schools are invited to spend the day on the study of trees.

The theme for this year is "What can we learn about Trees?" - "Cad is féidir linn a fhoghlaim faoi chrainn?".
What is Tree day? It is a day each year when schools take part in guided tree and woodland walks at various locations throughout the country, a day when children, teachers and parents connect directly with trees, nature and the outdoors. One of the main aims of Tree Day is to educate primary school children about the importance of trees and forests in their everyday lives.

On Tree Day, schools can also avail of a guided woodland walk at various locations and these walks are organised in association with the National Parks & Wildlife Service, Coillte, the OPW, the Dublin local authorities and some private owners. Each year a different native tree is highlighted on Tree Day and this year it is the turn of the hawthorn tree.

To support Tree Day, the Tree Council has developed www.treeday.ie, a website dedicated to the study of trees. This website contains a comprehensive resource pack for use by teachers which is complimentary to the primary school science syllabus. This resource pack is available in both Irish and English.

Over the years, teachers have been enormously co-operative and enthusiastic about Tree Day. We look forward to another Tree Day with similar enthusiasm and commitment.
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