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Council publishes tree guide
Pictured with copies of the County Clare Tree Design Guide for Towns and Villages at Áras Contae an Chláir are Clare County Council's Brendan Keogh, (gardening section), Congella McGuire (heritage officer), Councillor Bill Chambers (cathaoirleach) and Angela O'Sullivan (economic development).

Council publishes tree guide

Clare County Council has published a new reference guide for organisations, community groups and Tidy Towns groups involved in planting trees towns and villages across County Clare.

The new publication is part of Clare County Council’s contribution to National Tree Week 2017, which starts on Sunday.

The aim of the County Clare Tree Design Guide for Towns and Villages is to promote the importance of trees, inspire people to plant more trees, demonstrate where to plant trees and inform on how, which and when to plant trees. The guide is for anyone planting trees in towns and villages in Clare and offers advice on planting the right tree in the right place. It sets out to help people to avoid the expense of having to heavily prune or remove trees planted in inappropriate locations in urban areas.

The guide includes best practice guidelines for organisations considering planting opportunities in a range of urban settings, including approach roads, streets and public spaces, parks and open spaces, churchyards and graveyards, schools, housing estates, private gardens, urban woodlands and industrial/employment areas

‘The guide is an action under the Clare Heritage Plan 2011-2017 and is based on a comprehensive survey of hedgerows and trees throughout South and East Clare carried out during 2016.

The publication is funded by Clare County Council and The Heritage Council and has been carried out on behalf of the local authority by consultant Nicholas de Jong Associates and ecologist Dr Janice Fuller, a provider of specialist consultancy services in landscape architecture, ecology and urban design.

A reference guide for organisations, community groups and Tidy Towns groups involved in planting trees towns and villages across County Clare hase been published by the council.

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