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« on: January 22, 2008, 05:07:50 PM »

Hello!

Straying from the theme of guerrilla gardening for the moment, does anybody wanna get down to a bit of guerrilla afforestation/ reforestation around Dublin?

Contact georgepopped@yahoo.ie
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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2008, 03:37:41 PM »

Count me in. I'm in the city centre though. I have several chestnuts ready to go, from one year olds to 5 year olds....

welcome, btw
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2008, 07:55:58 PM »

I planted two 1 year old chestnuts on/near the Luas line at Blackhorse/Drimnagh stations.

I have more. I'll get them in before the end of March
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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2008, 04:44:44 PM »

I didn't get to plant any more of my trees before the summer, 'but here's one I did earlier'. It had an open aspect when it went in the ground. It's a bit overgrown by mahonia japonica and an alder, I think....


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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2009, 04:26:07 PM »

National Tree Week

http://www.ireland.com/home/Tree_week_to_highlight_cultural_role/maxiview.ie?mx_fast_NEWS_irishtimes.com_uuid=224969_irnews

Tree week to highlight cultural role
Tens of thousands of trees are to be planted across Ireland during National Tree Week this year.

The event, which begins on March 1st, was launched this morning by President Mary McAleese, who planted a golden Irish yew in the Phoenix Park.

Over the past 25 years, some 500,000 trees have been planted by local authorities and private individuals and groups during the annual event. This year, 15,000 trees donated by Coillte are being distributed to schools and community groups throughout the country.

The theme of this year?s event, organised by the Tree Council of Ireland, is ?Our Trees, Our Culture?. It is intended to celebrate the important role trees have played in Irish culture and highlight the vital role trees play in the environment.

Events scheduled for National Tree Week, which is supported by O2 and Coillte, include tree planting events, forest walks, lectures, exhibitions and a course in kitchen gardening.

Also,
http://www.treecouncil.ie/tree_week_2009.htm
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2009, 03:49:50 PM »

I planted this in Nov '05,

it turned out well the following year...



And this is a recent pic, a bit blurred, but I'm very happy with it.



Here are two chestnuts I planted about 12 months ago or so...


with accompanying woodchip of course.

And...



that's it for the moment. More later...
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2009, 11:40:11 PM »

hehe,
Ive just ordered some Sequoiadendron Giganteum seeds.
Not gonna say where theyre going until its too late Tongue

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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2009, 04:24:30 PM »

Here's one I planted in 2005...



and here it is in 2009, still going strong, if a little small still.

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« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2009, 12:24:40 AM »

hehe,
Ive just ordered some Sequoiadendron Giganteum seeds.
Not gonna say where theyre going until its too late Tongue



i like your style!!!!!!!!!!!

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yes would love to plant some trreeeeeeeeeees!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2010, 04:17:13 PM »

Chestnut sapling



and, same one. In fact same one all photos....



with white strap...


can you see it in the centre, with the white strap?

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« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2010, 04:22:51 PM »

A rare evergreen wot I planted...with an umbrella pole/handle as a marker



close up





Ye olde favourite, chestnut sapling



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« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2010, 03:20:13 PM »

 tree in Reply 7, June 2010

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thriving. About 1.4m tall.

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« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2010, 04:49:10 PM »

Right, I got loads of free bulbs, abandoned by the council. Planted tulips/hyacinth to the front
and a clump of crocosmia thrown in for good measure beside the large stones.

don't know why or how the pic is so small this time....Huh?


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« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2010, 04:53:58 PM »

Reply 10, pic 4+5

facing the road, from the rear. clover everywhere....


clover removed, bulbs planted...


from the front, bulbs, crocosmia as markers...


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« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2010, 04:36:26 PM »

The chestnut in Reply 5, pic 3, among the wood chip.

It was killed two weeks ago.  There was a lot of Mares Tail in the whole area and the tree plus a wild strawberry plant (with berries)beside it were mown to the ground. The mare's tail is back but the tree is still gone....
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« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2010, 04:54:21 PM »

The tree with the tape, marked by the green lines (Feb 5th post) ...broken by the grass whackers...3787


The trunk had been broken by the whackers. Hopefully it'll survive next year...

planted bulbs, tulips and hyacinth...one set under the trowel, the other under the shears...
more pics in a few mins...



Then I planted more,  to act as a visual marker, to the top left of the Dock, above the wheel cover...
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« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2010, 09:06:28 PM »

last  pic, reply 5, April 15th....still going strong...






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« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2010, 11:47:04 AM »

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Near the trees I planted in Reply 10 last winter, I ran out of time, and had two more, which I left in a kind of hollow.
I was up there again recently and realised they were a bit exposed, a bit dry.  So I covered their bases with a bit of topsoil....hopfully they'll last till the autumn, and I'll plant them in their final positions.

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« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2010, 05:32:06 PM »

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This one I've nurtured from a conker...several years, now....


with a practice go of the stencil!!!!

Luas Extension opened yesterday, free trips for the weekend....
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right about there....
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« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2010, 05:38:14 PM »

the next one was planted today, in to the far left in the pic below, across the resevoir, reasonably near the path, so its progress can be checked...


found a spot I could put my spade into....ground is reasonably soft, after recent rain...


ta da....

'nother chestnut...

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« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2011, 04:40:09 PM »

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with accompanying daffodil bulbs. Not such a clear pic either, a bit shakey

At least it survived the worst of the weather, the snow and all....
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« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2011, 05:33:05 PM »

In Reply 7, the  tree  has flourished, despite being partly shaded.







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« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2012, 04:34:42 PM »

while skulking about on the N4 on Jan 3rd, I had a quick look at my, eh, masterpiece.

Not very healthy looking, looked like the whackers had had a good go at it....


the tree in Reply 9, that is...

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« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2012, 08:08:09 PM »

A photo of 'the twins' in Reply 17...


the one on the left has the tape around it. I just wrapped the one on the right with this piece of tape to show it...




Also, I'd forgotten I'd planted this one too....


it's often hard to spot in the dark.
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« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2012, 08:14:21 PM »

this one's still going strong.
I planted it leaning slightly away from the sun. It hasn't corrected itself. A bit early yet. I will have to go and stake it properly to lean upright.


I think I'll give it a few weeks, the police don't like ppl walking across the dual carriageway, for some reason...ahem   Lips Sealed

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And this one looks the worse for wear.


yeah, knew I'd a photo of a tulip.


on the extreme right, to the right of the yellow reflector
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« Reply #25 on: March 28, 2012, 02:23:44 PM »

We are not alone....  Roll Eyes

a few people describing their efforts on the Green Luas line this morning on John Murray's programme.

http://www.rte.ie/radio1/thejohnmurrayshow/2012-03-28.html

to listen back.



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« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2012, 04:43:16 PM »

Reuters had an article on it...

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/03/28/us-ireland-gardening-idUKBRE82R0O720120328

the facebook page...

http://www.facebook.com/?sk=welcome#!/namatonature


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« Reply #27 on: May 04, 2012, 03:23:59 PM »

the tree in Reply 17 and 23

one seems to be doing better than the other...the one with the label is really struggling, considering they are the same age....

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« Reply #28 on: May 04, 2012, 10:28:50 PM »

The tree in Replies 7, 11 and 21. More than 1 m 95 tall. Looking healthy despite other chestnuts suffering.  And it being in quite strong shade. though, haveing said that and a second look at the photo. This must've been taken in the early part of the day.  Or maybe because the sun is low in the sky this time of year...Fingers crossed for it.

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« Reply #29 on: May 04, 2012, 11:30:45 PM »

Right, the sound you can hear is me scraping the bottom of the barrell as regards pics of my recent exploits!

however, seeing as it's a bank holiday, (when I do my best work, Early on a Bank holiday morning, it's always quiet.) stay tuned next week, or soon!!!

goodnight everybody!!!!

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« Reply #30 on: December 22, 2012, 10:01:31 PM »

I was taking the Luas by here a couple of weeks ago, and nearly let out a yelp as I looked across at the tree that first made its appearance in Reply 7.  It looked like someone had been by and 'maintained' the area.  Upon further examination a few days later I could see that the cotoneaster horizontalis had been cut back and one of the branches of this tree too. But, for the most part, it's in good health. A strong lead shoot.  (is there an arboretal term for this???)

Anyway, here it is a week or so ago.  the lead shoot is just above the railings in the photo.


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« Reply #31 on: April 27, 2015, 11:32:45 PM »

10 years later, one I planted in 2005, featured in Reply 7.




A homeless person has been sleeping behind it and some household waste has been dumped nearby, but it's still going strong. Pleased to see it recently.
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« Reply #32 on: April 24, 2016, 10:55:38 AM »

Dublin City Draft Tree Strategy Consultation:
Trees enhance Dublin City as a place to live, work and visit. Within the City, trees clean the air, provide natural flood defences, mask noise and promote a general sense of well-being.

A Draft Tree Strategy has been prepared that sets out a vision for the management of public trees according to a long term plan. It also aims to identify opportunities for new tree planting to ensure a sustainable and balanced urban tree canopy. In addition the Tree Strategy will seek to create a greater awareness of, and appreciation for the value of urban trees within the community, local authority and other relevant agencies.
https://consultation.dublincity.ie/parks/draft-tree-strategy-consultation


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