Introduction.

One Million Trees in One Day is a charity, not-for-profit, cross border, community and environmental initiative which aims to plant a million young native trees at many different sites across both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in twenty four hours.

The initiative has been piloted in detail with one day planting trials run in the spring of 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016.  The trials have seen over 650,000 trees planted at more than 3,000 sites on the island.  Click here to see a map of trees planted so far.

We work with farmers, smallholders, community groups, councils, schools, colleges and many other landowners to coordinate sites to accommodate trees each season.  We plant small woodlands, coppices, orchards, hedgerows, shelter belts, agroforestry projects, reforestation sites and larger woodlands. 

One Million Trees in One Day has a strong commitment to the sustainable, low impact management of the trees and woodlands with particular emphasis on promoting strong biodiversity in and around the trees and woodlands.  All tree cover and woodland will be maintained under continuous cover and always with the explicit intention of developing and protecting an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable resource. 

Trees are useful for many things: Carbon sequestration, rainwater absorption, soil binding, air cooling, timber, wood fuel, biodiversity support, tourism and leisure.  Ireland is one of the least forested countries in Europe; with climate change predicted to cost the global economy many billions over coming years, we hope these trees will be of value for years to come. 

One Million Trees in One Day is a bold investment in the future; one day of work for many centuries of positive returns.

For more information about all areas of the project please read our Frequently Asked Questions by clicking HERE.

If you would like to help us with the project you can make a donation via the Donations page.