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Planting In Aught, Co. Donegal 11th February 2017

We are truly delighted to be collaborating with the One Million Trees In One Day project to create a new nature reserve in Aught Co. Donegal. Here in Aught we have a very special and increasingly rare wetland ecosystem. In order to protect the habitat for future generations we plan to create a wetland space. We will do this by planting around the perimeter with native trees from indigenousness seed. Some simple places to sit will be constructed, and so offering  opportunity to enjoy the beauty of connection possible when really being in nature. Let us be inspiered by peace to act for the world and all of life.

You are most welcome to join us on the planting day. We will begin at 10 am, but appreciate that people may be coming from all over Ireland. Training will be provided. Children of all ages are welcome and are actively encouraged to get involved. Please bring Warm waterproof clothes, and fully waterproof footwear. If you can bring tools such as shovels, pick axe, secateurs.


Use Google Maps to get to Quigley’s Point https://www.google.ie/maps/place/Quigley’s+Point/@55.2031961,-6.9877203,453m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x48601bf4ddf51881:0xee3f5b478e40722!8m2!3d55.2!4d-6.9833
At the very top of Carn brae in Quigley’s Point there is a sign for a B&B Clunelly House.
If coming from Carn: Turn right in the direction of Clunelly House
If coming from Derry direction: Turn left down in the direction of Clunelly House
The tree planting site is signposted from there.

Please let us know as soon as you can if you can join us, so that we may work together to coordinate carpooling, food sharing, tool bringing because we need shovels and rakes. Please contact Sue at greenfriends@ammaireland.org with woodlands in the subject bar.

Helping with buying trees + tree vouchers

 We welcome all donations, 100% of which go towards buying trees and tree protection, because we are a fully volunteer run organization. Tree vouchers, which make beautiful gifts, are also available.  http://ammaireland.org/gf-amma-woodland.html#meelin_trees

We look forward to seeing you in Aught.

Aught Woodlands & Nature Reserve planting rational.

190 No. Alder. Alnus glutinosa to North and West boundary, where ground is very wet. (Willow were not available). Spacing 2 meters o/c. 50 No.

Oak Sessile Quercus petraea to Eastern and Southern boundaries. Spacing 5-10 meters o/c

80 No. Birch Betula pendula plant around Oak as pioneers. Spacing 2 meters o/c 80 No. Rowan Sorbus aucuparia – there are existing Rowan on site. Eastern and Southern boundaries. Spacing 2 meters o/c

25 No. Hazel Corylus avellana in clusters to inner edge of Eastern perimeter. Spacing 2 meters o/c

25 No. Crab Apple Malus sylvestris in clusters to East-ern and Southern boundaries. Spacing 5 meters o/c

Authors: Simone McLoughlin, Susan Hinnel, Pat Mc Mahon, Roisin Byrne.


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