Plant 1 million trees in one day: Kilkenny City takes part!

Kilkenny City  is taking part in the “one million trees in one day” initiative. We are currently working with our City Authorities and  Residents associations  to identify and prepare suitable planting locations within our City. The  tree planting   is to take place during the period  Friday 22nd March 2013 – Saturday 23rd March 2013. Planting will begin at 12 noon on Friday and will finish at 12 noon on Saturday.

River Nore Weir and extensive forest on the Canal walk  close to Kilkenny City Centre. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

The River Nore and associated wooded areas and meadows reach right into our City centre.  The planting of new trees   along the river Nore as part of this initiative  will enhance our Environment and be of benefit to our wildlife and biodiversity.

If you wish to assist or volunteer on this initiative please contact us at mail@keepkilkennybeautiful.com

Further information on the initiative can be found at www.onemilliontreesinoneday.com

Colourful bulbs being planted for everyone in our City

To celebrate the Launch  of our 2013 New Year Tidy towns campaign the   KKB are currently working with volunteers from many of our City’s over  70 resident associations to complete the planting of some  25,000 bulbs   throughout our City.  A bulb for each of our citizens. In the spring as the colorful flowers bloom we will be  able to  see the fruit  of the  extensive planting which has been undertaken over the  the last few months. these include  many  Daffodils, Tulips, Iris, Anemone,  Dahlias  and Crocus.

There is still some late planting underway.  If your Kilkenny City  Residents association wants to help  contact us at info@keepkilkennybeautiful.com

Bulb planting Bennettsbridge road. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

 

KKB Volunteers planting at the Peace Park. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

Bulb planting Dukesmeadow. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Tree planting at Castle park

An official tree planting took place at Castle Park on the 13th February. The Event was  to honour the achievement of Kilkenny City in winning the overall Large urban Centre award for two consecutive  years 2010 and 2011 in the National Tidy Towns Competition.

KKB chairman Mr Sean Leahy  welcomed all to the event, Kilkenny Mayor Mr David Fitzgerald acknowledged the tremendous efforts made by Kilkenny City over the last number of years in Keeping Kilkenny Beautiful.

Mayor planting Himalaya Birch tree. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Unveiling of Kilkenny Limestone plaque to commemorate the achievement of National Large Urban Centre Awards 2010 and 2011. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

 

The  planting of trees is  a fitting  gesture as part of the winter tree planting season.

Official tree planting. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful