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Tree Planting Programme

Tree Planting Programme


Trees make a major contribution to the character and appearance of South Dublin County. They provide significant economic, social, environmental, ecological and aesthetic benefits to communities and to urban and residential streets, parks and open spaces. They also enhance biodiversity and play a crucial role in mitigating climate change.

South Dublin County Council recognises the value of street trees in the urban environment and is committed to planting new trees to ensure that the visual amenity in South Dublin is assured for future generations.

Areas targeted for new tree planting are those where trees have been removed or where there is an identified need to increase the overall tree cover. Requests from Council members, residents groups, other interest groups and individuals for new trees in their streets or areas have also been taken into consideration within the planting programme.

The principle of planting the ‘right tree in the right place’ applies for all new and replacement tree planting. Trees have been selected for their appropriateness of scale and proportion to their surroundings and the aesthetic contribution they make to that environment.  Potential sites for tree planting have been inspected to assess their suitability for new trees, considering factors such as services, sight lines, warning signs and traffic signals, distance from public lighting columns, space for future crown and root growth, etc.

Requests for tree planting can be accepted at any time of the year. Requests can be made by contacting info@sdublincoco.ie or by phoning 01 4149000