Free saplings in Laois for Tree Week

Housing estates, schools and groups who would like to avail of an offer of free trees have until this Friday, March 2 to register with Laois County Council.

Housing estates, schools and groups who would like to avail of an offer of free trees have until this Friday, March 2 to register with Laois County Council.

As part of National Tree Week, Laois County Council with the Tree Council of Ireland and Coillte are donating saplings to residents associations, Tidy Town committees, schools and development groups.

The collection point for the saplings will be the Machinery Yard, Clonkeen, Mountrath Road, Portlaoise on Friday March 9 2012 from 10 am until lunchtime.

If a committee wishes to participate in the event, contact Maeve Flynn, Horticulturist at 057 8664166 on or before Friday March 2.

National Tree Week will take place from 4-10 March 2012 and is organised by the Tree Council of Ireland.