2024 opened with more trees being planted across school grounds in Belfast as part of the One Million Trees project.

Imagine a city with one million trees…

What would that look like?

How much different would Belfast be?

We have a feeling we won’t be relying on imagination for much longer thanks to the enthusiastic eco warriors from schools across Belfast! Belfast Hills Partnership have been out planting trees at schools across Belfast as part of the One Million Trees project.

Belfast Hills Partnership have been out with over 540 pupils from an array of schools across Belfast. This included Dundela Infants’ School, Holy Rosary Nursery School, Knockbreda Primary and Nursery Schools, Taughmonagh PS, St. Michael’s PS, Rosetta PS, Harberton North Special School and Lisnasharragh PS. A whopping 1,918 trees have now been planted by the highly enthusiastic students from these schools, many of which had never planted a tree before.

Additionally, each class had a chance to learn about the value of trees and their many benefits such as improving air quality, providing a home for many different birds and animals, and helping to tackle climate change. The children are looking forward to seeing wildlife making a home in their newly planted trees.

Driven by Belfast City Council, the One Million Trees project is a key programme to support climate adaptation across the city. It is a collaboration between public, private and voluntary sector partners.

Check out some pictures from the school tree planting sessions below.