Date: March 6   Time: 16.00 - 18.00

Tree Week, organised by the Tree Council of Ireland since 1985, is a week long programme of events to celebrate trees; it runs from Sunday March 5th to Sunday March 12th 2017.

CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory in association with Cork Environmental Forum and Engineers Week are running Tree Week events for schools and the general public that celebrate trees as nature’s natural engineers.

On Monday March 6th from 16.00 -17.00 Darragh Murphy, Biologist and Educator, will guide a tree walk from Blackrock Castle Observatory along the tree lined, riverside amenity to the Douglas Estuary and back.

Following the walk a Moon observing session will run from 17.00-18.00. This event is weather permitting and will focus on the first quarter Moon in the early evening sky.

Visitors to Blackrock Castle can also attend a presentation by Sophie Power from the MaREI Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy. Sophie works in the areas of Earth Observation, Climate Change Adaptation and Science Communications. Her presentation will use Earth Observation data visualisations from the European Space Agency and will look at natural land management techniques that can significantly reduce flood risk.

No booking required; this is a free event and open to all.




Tree Workshops Art & Maths in Trees

During Tree Week 2017 Blackrock Castle Observatory, in association with Cork Environmental Forum, will hold workshops in Gaelscoil Mhachan and Ashbourne House, Direct Provision Centre.

During the workshops students will have a hands on session of art, sketching and close observation of trees in the locale followed by a mathematical study of tree growth.

The workshops are being run by Darragh Murphy, Biologist and Educator and Artist Carol Healy