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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information on the initiative can be found at www.onemilliontreesinoneday.com
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 email@example.com
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