The first site to be planted will be a memorial mini forest in Kiltegan.
The One Hundred Million Trees Project (100MT) announced the commencement of its new nationwide planting season. With an ambitious target of planting up to 250,000 native broadleaf trees nationally this season, the project team is gearing up for a season of growth and sustainability
Now entering its second year, 100MT Project founder Richard Mulcahy and his brother David, say they are even more committed to ensuring 100 million trees get planted in small-forest formation at thousands of locations nationwide, throughout the coming decade.
The 100MT project will be planting 17 sites in the weeks coming up to Christmas including Fairyhouse Race Course in Meath, Limerick Race Course, Glenstall Abbey, Limerick and Festina Lente in Bray. The first site to be planted will be a memorial mini forest in Kiltegan. Dedicated to the late Pat Blake, the One Hundred Million Trees Project will plant on a family owned site that held special significance to Pat and his loved ones. A dedicated nature enthusiast, Pat passed away in August 2022.
Pat's wife, Deirdre, expressed her gratitude:
“When his brother Martin suggested we plant 2000 trees for Pat, I thought this was a great idea. It really helped me with my grief because at a time of great sadness and this really gave me hope. Pat loved trees, he loved the bright greens in spring and then the autumn colours. He was born was born in Belfast and raised in the Troubles, so all he wanted was a peaceful life and so I would love this forest to be a peaceful place where people can just sit and just be calm and tranquil. It will also be a safe place for nature to thrive.”