This Friday marks the ‘One Million Trees in One Day’ charity event. Organised by the Irish Natural Forestry Federation, a non-profit based in Co.Cork that works against the government’s campaign to deconstruct Coillte and degrade our forestry to the point where we will sell-off 7% of our land mass to private concerns.
It is well documented that Bertie Ahern has had his eye on this prize since before he left office and having taken up a post as Chairman at the benevolent sounding International Forestry Fund he looks among those well placed to swoop in. Peter Bacon has condemned the proposed sale as unjustifiable – see here – and the INFF have issued a press release examining and condemning the current Coillte maneuvering ( see pdf here )
That aside, this Friday the INFF asks you to come out and help or simply text a donation of €3 – check the site for more details here – and help prevent the destruction of one of our remaining unsold assets.