Sponsor an Oak Tree

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“Best time to plant an oak tree was 20 years ago. Second best time is now.”  chinese proverb

 

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Every two days an estimated 800 square kilometres of forest cover are lost worldwide. Conversion to agricultural land, unsustainable harvesting of timber, unsound land management practices, and creation of human settlements are the most common reasons for this loss of forested areas.

Here is a chance for you to participate towards reconstructing a lush and green Ireland.

Trees are the only living elements that can actually absorb CO2 from the atmosphere and store it as wood in their trunks, branches and roots even in the soil around them. Trees can heal  everything around them : climate, air, living systems, water tables, soil creation…
By deeply affecting the carbon exchanges around them through the soil, whose lifeforms are the basis of plant fertility, they make it possible for widely balanced lifeforms to emerge. Their complexity also allows for wildlife shelters and beauty in our landscape.

Oak trees are a symbol for Ireland : the country used to be covered in vibrant oak forests which are extremely rich ecosystems. Oaks are the plants that allow for the larger amount of connexions between all kinds of lifeforms. Their slow growth gives them a high strength to face all storms and to support wildlife in the most complete ways.

We will be sending you a confirmation e-mail containing the precise GPS coordinates of your Oak tree so that you can visit it in a years time, a couple of years and decades into the future. 

Permaculture Resources Ireland is a team of sustainable forest management experts committed to re-establish a self-regenerative ecosystem in Ireland and all the trees are to be planted in native forest projects, agroforestry or ecological restoration initiatives.

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