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UNITED NATIONS – SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS – IRISH TREES

Good Health & Wellbeing | SDG #3

Woodlands significantly contribute to health and wellbeing by providing natural restorative spaces for leisure, education and reflection.
We were originally ‘forest people’ as we are at our most tranquil in nature. Planting trees heals the heart and the planet.

“The Irish Trees” is a way of giving back from the heart, creating a legacy of belonging to our heritage, our land and sharing moments of immersing in nature, which is good for our hearts and minds.

As a way giving back to people, Irish Trees donate to Irish Hospice Foundation, LauraLynn Ireland’s Children’s Hospice and Féileacáin, and the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland

Quality Education | SDG #4

Our focus is on empowering the community and developing more inclusive environments through events such as family nature day, corporate away days and community programmes.

By bringing people together in a natural environment, we take the opportunity to raise biodiversity awareness, teach youth the life skills that they’ll need to be global citizens and many ways to celebrate life with nature.

Clean Water | SDG #6

Fresh water represents 3% of our planet’s total water. Tree roots rebalance the water cycle.
To keep the balance of the water cycle, rainwater must be absorbed by the soil and not just run off to rivers and the sea: soaking into the soil is how it reaches the water table, our freshwater reserves.

For the water table to be topped up, the soil must be aerated and porous and tree roots do that. Otherwise, the water will be “lost” and just pours away into streams and rivers, creating silt and into the sea or simply lost to evaporation.

Decent work and economic growth | SDG #8

Decent work, employment creation, social protection, rights at work, and social dialogue represent integral elements of Irish Trees philosophy.

The Irish Trees approach is to bring about sustainability by creating a balance in ecological and economical growth, creating opportunities for jobs and careers in a sustainable enterprise.

Innovation and Infrastructure | SDG #9

Irish Trees is an innovative approach to bring about environmental sustainability through a commercial model, by creating a balance in ecological and economical growth.

Our operations are a hybrid of digital and hands-on activities with tangible results and service availability across the globe.

We use the natural infrastructure of woodlands to create an impactful business.

Sustainable Communities | SDG #11

Our vision for a sustainable community.

Our work is oriented towards bringing the community together to co-create a natural legacy that everyone can enjoy now and in the years to come.

Our woodland rewilding project at Dunsany Castle is where our clients can see the tangible result of this work while enjoying the clean air, their heritage and the culture of sustainability.

Our connections in the community support education, climate awareness and active participation in sustainable community development. 

Responsible Consumption & Production | SDG #12

Our customer facing processes are completely digital and require zero paperwork.

We maintain strict monitoring on materials usage and prioritise sustainably sourced products. This, coupled with a conscious and responsible operations process allows us to have zero waste.

Our active contribution to thousands of tree plantings per year significantly offsets any carbon impact created by our businesses, making us a Carbon Positive enterprise.

Climate Action | SDG #13

The core of Irish Trees is in being climate positive, meaning that we go beyond net-zero and actually create an environmental benefit by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Trees absorb carbon dioxide to grow and while releasing oxygen, they provide 30% of the global temperature solution we need.

Our solution regenerates, recovers and reinforces biodiversity and climate resilience.

Life on Land | SDG #15

Irish Trees is a universally available solution to maintain the balance of life on land.

By creating the native tree ecosystem, we are protecting the soil from erosion, silting, mitigating floods and contributing to natural water filtration.

That in turn supports micro organisms, flora and fauna and protects Irish biodiverse habitat and waterways.

Partnerships for the Goals | SDG #17

Irish Trees works in co-creation with the local community and the Irish diaspora abroad, while actively looking to create a wider network for collaboration.

We connect with active individuals, artists and businesses through the ethos of giving back for a sustainable future.

We offer multiple ways for organisations and individuals to collaborate and develop sustainable impacts through partnerships.

Blog Archive


Biodiversity under attack

The good news is that we ( You and us) are doing something very positive that will help create a safe place for biodiversity to thrive - creating new biodiverse woodlands so our supported and protected ...

Trees and Water

Planting Trees to protect water For people and biodiversity’s survival, water must be protected. The solution is trees. All over the Planet, many groups and businesses are planting trees that will ...

Partnerships for the Goals | SDG #17

Irish Trees works in co-creation with the local community and the Irish diaspora abroad, while actively looking to create a wider network for collaboration. We connect with active individuals, artists ...

Life on Land | SDG #15

Irish Trees is a universally available solution to maintain the balance of life on land. By creating the native tree ecosystem, we are protecting the soil from erosion, silting, mitigating floods and ...

Climate Action | SDG #13

The core of Irish Trees is in being climate positive, meaning that we go beyond net-zero and actually create an environmental benefit by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Trees absorb carbon ...

Innovation and Infrastructure | SDG #9

Irish Trees is an innovative approach to bring about environmental sustainability through a commercial model, by creating a balance in ecological and economical growth. Our operations are a hybrid ...

Responsible Consumption & Production | SDG #12

Our customer facing processes are completely digital and require zero paperwork. We maintain strict monitoring on materials usage and prioritise sustainably sourced products. This, coupled with a conscious ...

Decent work and economic growth | SDG #8

Decent work, employment creation, social protection, rights at work, and social dialogue represent integral elements of Irish Trees philosophy. The Irish Trees approach is to bring about sustainability ...

Sustainable Communities | SDG #11

Our vision for a sustainable community. Our work is oriented towards bringing the community together to co-create a natural legacy that everyone can enjoy now and in the years to come.Our woodland ...

Clean Water | SDG #6

Fresh water represents 3% of our planet’s total water. Tree roots rebalance the water cycle.To keep the balance of the water cycle, rainwater must be absorbed by the soil and not just run off to rivers ...