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Why Hedgerows Matter in Urban Settings

Organisation Douglas Tidy Towns
Date 9th March 2024 11:30 AM (GMT)

This event aims to celebrate and highlight National Tree Week with a focus on the important functions of hedges, and the way in which they can be incorporated and managed in urban settings.

There will be a late morning session in the Douglas Community Centre from 11.30am -1pm followed by refreshments and a short walk across to the Mangala, Ballybrack Woods 1.45pm -3pm.

Tara de Montfort, Douglas Tidy Towns will talk about the local efforts by the group to care for and restore hedgerows.

Karen Loxton, SECAD worked on the Douglas Tidy Towns Biodiversity Strategy and will give an insight on the plans of the group.

Eoin Lettice, UCC (Plant Science) & Nature Forum will give a broader overview of Cork City’s trees and hedgerows.

Special Guest

Alan Moore, Hedgerows Ireland will give an overview of the broader national work of the group and why hedgerows matter in an urban setting and how that differs from a more rural environment.

There will be time for Q&A and discussion on provenance, ways to prevent development sites being cleared & support needed for further protection & restoration of hedgerows.

The visit to the Mangala will allow for further informal inputs from

Rosemarie McDonald, Cork City Biodiversity Officer and Thomas Kane, Cork City Tree Officer on work being done to preserve and maintain the hedgrows and trees in the City whilst also adding to them. Delving into the complexities and challenges faced in urban settings and how to overcome these.

Location: Douglas Community Centre Church Road T12 C840 Cork Ireland

Admission is free and tickets can be booked online.

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