100 Million Trees Project

As part of National Tree week, the BAYADA team enthusiastically joined the 100 Million Trees Project over the weekend, dedicating their time to plant 1000 trees on land generously contributed by Conor Greenan, BAYADA’s Finance and Business Analytics Manager in Kilkenny. This endeavour marks a significant milestone in our ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability and biodiversity. We want to extend our sincere gratitude to Conor and partner Léan for spearheading this impactful initiative, especially for their gracious hospitality in feeding and nourishing our volunteers over the weekend.

The 100 Million Trees Project, a visionary endeavour conceived by brothers Richard and David Mulcahy, seeks to plant 100 million native Irish trees across the island of Ireland in the next decade. This community-driven initiative aims to combat the severe environmental degradation resulting from the global decline of forests and the loss of biodiversity. Utilising the innovative Miyawaki method, named after Japanese Botanist Professor Akira Miyawaki, this ambitious project will densely plant between 500 and 2,500 native Irish trees at a time.

The Miyawaki Method, developed in the 1970s as a means to restore degraded land, has proven successful in establishing over 1,700 forests worldwide. By densely planting trees together, this method accelerates growth tenfold, increases density thirtyfold, enhances biodiversity a hundredfold, and most importantly, creates a rapid carbon sink. This cost-effective approach requires relatively small planting areas and can be implemented on unused or fallow land throughout Ireland.

Through our participation in the 100 Million Trees Project, BAYADA is proud to contribute to the preservation and restoration of Ireland’s natural landscapes, ensuring a sustainable future for generations to come.

Planning is already underway for 2025.

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