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