Our Trees – A guide to growing Ireland’s native trees from seed is published in conjunction with the People’s Millennium Forests project. This project is the largest ever undertaken to restore native woodlands, and is sponsored by the National Millennium Committee and AIB bank, with the ancillary programme sponsored by the Forest Service of the Department of the Marine and Natural Resources. This book is based on ‘Our Trees: A Guide to growing Northern Ireland’s Native Trees’, compiled and edited by the late Dinah Browne and published by Conservation Volunteers, Northern Ireland, on behalf of the Northern Ireland Trees of Time and Place Group. The original book was compiled with technical information from the CVNI tree nursery at the Clandeboye Estate, Co. Down, and Neville McKee, Ulster Native Trees. The Northern Ireland Forest Service, Forestry Commission GB, and British Trust for Conservation Volunteers also supplied information.
This edition was revised and edited by Dr. Marian Coll with help and advice from the following: John McLoughlin, Dr. Declan Little, Dr. Aileen Sullivan, Mick Doyle, and Pat Doody and Monica Murphy of the Coillte Nursery, Ballintemple. Special thanks to the late Dinah Browne who took time out to comment on our revisions, and to Mike Hartwell for all his help and wonderful photographs.