500 Native trees & shrubs planted in Saint Luke's NS
On Friday 10th of February 2023, we planted the latest of the Stepping Stone Forests in the grounds of St Lukes NS in Tyrrelstown. Due to space constraints it wasn't possible to create a forest classroom but we still managed to get 488 native trees and shrubs planted on the day. The children, teachers,& parents all pitched in to plant almost 500 trees & shrubs. There were 25 volunteers available to help the children to plant the trees and, for the first time, to deploy rabbit guards in a school. Along with the usual Stepping Stones Forrest volunteers drawn from Dodder Action Woodstown Village Wildlife Tallaght, Litter Mugs South Dublin Volunteer Centre we also had staff from Cloudforests / Usee and of course volunteers from forest sponsor #AWSInCommunities.(Amazon, our good neighbours) Finally, it was great to see Minister Roderic O'Gorman TD at yet another Stepping Stone Forest event. Last time out he got stuck in with a soil prep event. This time he got his hands dirty helping to plant some trees. Ms Vivienne Bourke & Mr Neary would like to thank Ms Orla Burke, staff, children and parents as well as the volunteers above for all the effort put in to the tree planting project.