Showing posts from March 3, 2013

Where Has Tree Week Gone?

This week Irish newspapers have been full of IMF, Aer Lingus trading, murders, rapes, assaults and lots about what is happening in other countries ... but barely anything about Ireland's National Tree week going on now. Even President Higgins, Patron of Crann, supposedly dedicated to releafing Ireland, has been absent  - and so has Crann too. Where are they? Is the media really sharing what the people are eager to know about to enhance their day to day lives? Or is this a conspiracy to distract the public from forests to make it much easier to sell them without outcry? Why does Ireland's caring for forests barely stretch from pretty pictures and videos, that can only serve our visual and audio senses but never our smell, taste and touch that are all essential to regenerate us? Why do people donate to overseas forest campaigns instead of their own home community forests - where their money, donated overseas, is more likely to fund a golfing party hosted by the ad