A public presentation on the importance of native trees and agroforestry (livestock farming and cultivation incorporating the cultivation of trees) is to be held in West Donegal tonight.
A European Innovation Partnership (EIP), ‘Curaíocht an Phobail’ managed by Lárionad Achmhainní Nádúrtha – Cill Ulta, based in the North West Gaeltacht is to host the meeting.
Andrew St Ledger, the guest speaker, is a Native Woodland Specialist, PRO of The Woodland League and Biodiversity Officer with the Centre for Environmental Living and Training (CELT).
All stability in nature, soil, air and water is supported by trees. Andrew will give a presentation to raise our awareness of the value of our native forests.
With the incoming changes to agricultural policy and farm management being encouraged to use more sustainable practices, the planting of native trees will be included as an option under the new eco-schemes.
Our once wooded landscape, now suffers from localised saturation due to increasing annual-rainfall levels.
Trees have the ability to influence the soil’s water-table. Their root system can lessen the effect of flooding and reduce the pollution of our rivers. This will add to the protection of habitats, protection of water and reduce of erosion.
Andrew also has a great knowledge of our woodland heritage and we will hear how we can learn from our past to grow our future.
This evening’s presentation will leave you with a greater knowledge of our native trees & also how to plant and manage them to enhance your own land quality and the countryside that surrounds us.
Please join us in Ostan Loch Altan (Hotel) in Gortahork on Thursday 31st March at 7pm. Fáilte roimh gach duine. Everyone welcome.