We are celebrating National Tree Day 2021 this Thursday, 7th October.
This year's theme is 'Trees are Good Neighbours' – 'Is comharsana den scoth iad crainn'.
Trees are some of our greatest neighbours and are so vital to our environment and our planet. This year, in return, we are thinking about how we can be good neighbours to our trees.
You can see just what makes trees such good neighbours here and this year we're also going to have a look at the wonders that live under the tree!
From insects to plant life, there's a whole eco-system to be discovered! They also provide shelter and food for birds, insects and animals. You'll find out more here.
One of the cleverest things that trees do is to absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen and help us to fight climate change. So, this year a top tip to being a good neighbour is to plant more trees!
Click on NatureNorthWest's YouTube video below to hear more about our native and non-native tree species and how you identify them-perhaps you could complete your own scavenger hunt and make a tree poster just like Muireann and Maeve!
We would love to see some photos of scavenger hunts or trees in your area! Please send any photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will feature them on our Green School page!
Below you'll find some fascinating videos on the topic of trees. What did you learn from the videos? Has it inspired you to take action?