Ceremonial planting of Oak trees at the Derry-Londonderry Peace Forum

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On Sunday 26th, the Rotary/ Cross Border Peace Forest (Ireland) project will be launched in association with Forest Friends Ireland. The President of Rotary International Sakuji Tanaka will launch the project at  10-45 to 11.am in St Columbs Park withthe ceremonial planting of Oak trees sourced  by Forest Friends for the Derry/Londonderry Rotary Club. Oak trees have been sponsored by Van Der Vel Ltd., Aughrim, Co. Wicklow, and Gallinagh-nursery,County Donegal. The Peace Forest will in time involve tree plantings all along both sides of the border dividing north and south Ireland, with communities playing a key role. These initiatives will be facilitated by Rotary clubs, Forest Friends Ireland and other partnership organisations.

The President of Rotary International, Sakuji Tanaka, will begin the ceremonial planting to initiate a cross-border Rotary ‘Peace Forest’. The public are invited to join in the tree planting at St Columbs Park afterwards.
Contact: John Haughton,  jjhaughton@gmail.com, 087 6198 265/014392591