Week 12

This weeks tree is the mountain ash also known as the rowan. We took cuttings in the spring and hope to have this tree planted in the long acre in the autumn. Pictured is one of two trees we brought from West Sligo and the…

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Planting

In the beginning, there was bog, acres and acres, flat as lake water after rain, brackish after the cutaway. Excerpt from Planting – Sinéad McClure On the 19th of March, I decided to dig a hole in the wildest part of our land. It had…

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Week 5: 17th -23rd of April

I can hardly believe we are on the fifth week of the Calendar Road Tree Project. Thanks to the Tree Council of Ireland we have a glut of trees to plant now and so far this week I have managed to plant 25 birch in…

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Week 4: 10th-16th April

Thanks to the Tree Council of Ireland’s marvellous donation we received 150 (?) I think I haven’t counted them all, trees this Wednesday. Such a wonderful gift, and we really appreciate it. Today I managed to plant 6 oaks – These are all bare root…

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Week 1: 19th – 26th of March, 2021

What will the solemn Hemlock-What will the Oak tree say? Emily Dickinson The first tree planted as part of the Calendar Road Project is the Common Oak. It has been planted to acknowledge the love of all our family, including those who have left us,…

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