Spar teams up with Tree Council to ‘Be a Good Neighbour’ for National Tree Day

Cormac Downey, vice president, Tree Council of Ireland, Colin Donnelly, Spar sales director and Seamus Dunne, senior forestry inspector with senior infants from Our Lady of Consolation National School, Donnycarney

1,500 Native Irish Wild Cherry tree saplings are available through the campaign website for primary schools to plant


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5 October 2021 | 0

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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 Sparis calling on children, teachers and parents to ‘Be a Good Neighbour’ and plant a tree on Spar National Tree Day.

“Trees are absolutely essential,” said Eanna Ní Lamhna, President of the Tree Council of Ireland. 

“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,” she added. “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.  We’d be delighted to see as many schools as possible register for their free sapling and keep on pledging to help the environment.”

“We’re really excited and proud ‘under the Tree at Spar’ to be working with the Tree Council of Ireland as their new partner,” said Colin Donnelly, Spar sales director.

“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,” he added. “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. 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.”

In total, 1,500 Native Irish Wild Cherry tree saplings are 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 visit

To win some perfect pollinators for under your favourite tree, keep an eye on Instagram @spar_Ireland and see how to claim bulbs to plant in time for spring!




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