You are given a huge selection of trees and plants to choose from, each bringing their own benefits and variety to the environment and together forming a successful and vibrant ecosystem. I opted for the Heliocarpus popayanensis, a fast-growing tree which is a very helpful pioneer when establishing new woodland. It can grow up to 12 metres tall, providing much needed shading for smaller plants below that perish in direct sunlight.
I calculated my carbon footprint and planted the amount of trees it would take to make up for my own annual CO2 omissions – a small act of kindness that I hope will contribute to the wonderful work of the people over at Tree-Nation.
I thought it was important to share this with you, my Irish at Heart family, as a reminder that if every person makes a small effort – together we can make a huge difference. Single trees can be purchased from as little as €2.50 on this particular project, which is a relatively small sum to contribute, but can add up in a remarkable way for our environment.
If you’re looking to do a little bit of good this World Kindness Day, then why not hop on over to the Sowing Water project and add to the Irish at Heart contribution? Or perhaps have a look at the other areas in which Tree-Nation are making a difference and choose one that is close to your own heart.