WATERFORD Council is working on a plan to plant more trees.
The proposal for a Tree Management Plan came from Sinn Féin councillor Conor D. McGuinness.
“My intention is for a comprehensive plan to be put in place that identifies opportunities for planting trees on council property,” he explained.
There will be ambitious targets for planting trees in existing estates and new housing developments, and a partnership approach with community groups and the private sector.
planting a tree is just a small part of it but it’s a big part on a wider scale
A Waterford man, meanwhile, has been giving away 1,000 trees to help tackle climate change. Tree surgeon Dean O’Neill, known as The Green Man, gave away the trees as part of Science Week.
“I think everybody can do their part to tackle climate change; planting a tree is just a small part of it but it’s a big part on a wider scale,” he said.