A pair of friends has recently founded Pocket Forests, a social enterprise that aims to recreate a real Irish woodland in the city.
In Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Some Question Why Only One Tree Preservation Order Has Ever Been Issued
Tree Protection Orders can be issued be local authorities under the Planning and Development Act 1963 – but they rarely opt to do so.
Council Asks Dubliners to Help Map the City’s Trees
It’s unclear how much it would have cost to get consultants to do it instead, because none would have the knowledge or access that residents have, said a council spokesperson.
How Often Are People Filing Claims Against the Council for Tripping on Tree Roots?
Late last year, the council’s chief executive was quoted as saying he’d cut down every “roadside tree” in the city to mitigate the risk of personal injury claims against the council.
Drumcondra Residents Work to Limit the Leaves that are Sent to Landfill
The residents’ association has teamed up with the council to run a pilot project, turning the leaves they collect into compost and mulch instead.
The Plant Bandit of Dublin City
Ciaran O’Byrne, who roams the city releasing trees from the ties to wooden stakes that strangle them, mourns the deaths last week of Crumlin village’s cherry trees.
Andy: Trees Are Political – They Grow Near Money and Power
Even a cursory glance at Dublin’s past shows how inequality and trees are clearly political.
Dublin’s Arboreal Inequality: More Money, More Trees
It’s clear that posher parts of Dublin have more trees and greenery, but why? And will it ever change? Dublin City Council’s working on a new tree strategy, so now’s the time to make your voice heard.
Dublin’s Trees: Summer’s Here, but Where’s the Shade?
There are a few parks and leafy corridors along the canals, where people sit and play guitars and read books and drink cans on hot summer days like Tuesday. But much of the city is glass, brick and cement.