SPAR has announced that it has become official sponsor of National Tree Day in partnership with the Tree Council of Ireland.
Taking place on Thursday, 7 October 2021, the theme for this year’s campaign is 'Trees are Good Neighbours' and aims to encourage primary school children and their families to think more about the important role trees play in supporting the environment and the biodiversity found in and under the tree.
The Tree Council of Ireland, supported by SPAR, is calling on children, teachers and parents to ‘Be a Good Neighbour’ and plant a tree on SPAR National Tree Day.
Eanna Ní Lamhna, President of the Tree Council of Ireland, commented, “Trees are absolutely essential. As we’ve spent more time out and about in nature over the last while, we can all appreciate how much they add to our environment and see just what good neighbours they are.
"They look after us in so many ways from cleaning our air to enriching our soil and support so much wildlife. This SPAR National Tree Day is a great opportunity for us all to stop and think about how we can return the favour and support the trees."
Colin Donnelly, SPAR Sales Director said, “To mark this year’s SPAR National Tree Day campaign, we want to encourage children to think about all we get from trees, how they enhance our communities and are wonderful neighbours to the environment.
"There are SPAR stores in over 400 communities throughout Ireland so being able to show children and their families how they can make more sustainable choices that support their neighbourhoods is really important to us," he said.
Giving children the opportunity to down tools for the day, re-connect with nature and enjoy the natural world around them, wherever in Ireland they live, is a great cause for celebration," Donnelly added.
There are 1,500 Native Irish Wild Cherry tree saplings available through the campaign website for primary schools to plant on their school grounds, or in a pot in the classroom.
To find out more about this year’s SPAR National Tree Day click here.