Over 1000 trees planted at Bishops Meadows

Congratulations to all who worked together to plant some 1000 native trees at Bishopsmeadows in Kilkenny. The weather was ideal,  on the day with spring warmth! The planting was sponsored and coordinated  by Tree Services Ireland who have an aim to plant 2 trees for every tree removed. The work was undertaken by a large number of volunteers working with KKB and local residents.

Kilkenny City – Planting Oak Trees during National Tree Week

Tree planting at the County Hall

Tree planting at the County Hall                                                                                                      Keep Kilkenny Beautiful recently celebrated in cooperation with Kilkenny county council  Irish National tree week with the planting of seven trees within the grounds of Kilkenny County Hall. The seven oak trees were a gift from the National Tidy Towns to Kilkenny City as multiple overall national towns winner and symbolise the seven signatories to the 1916 proclamation. The trees are located along a very popular walking route which leads from Kilkenny city centre along the River Nore East riverbank to Ossory bridge. The oak trees will add to the biodiversity of the area and create as they grow a wonderful habitat for many species of plants and insects and will also give cover for wildlife.

 

 

 

 

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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