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Tree Planting Grants Awarded To Local Community Groups

Wicklow County Council has awarded tree grants to 29 communities and groups around the county. 

Every autumn County Council officials provide an annual grant which covers 75% of the cost of purchasing for planting.

They must be native species, contain fruit or meet pollinator friendly guidelines recommended under the All Ireland Pollinator Plan.

This year grants will fund the planting of 4,735 trees across the garden county in the coming weeks.

A diverse range of groups applied for funding including residents’ associations, Tidy Towns groups, schools, community gardens and local biodiversity groups with demand for funds having doubled in the last two years.

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