Sarah’s TEDX Talk: Seven Pollinator-Friendly Trees for Irish Gardens

Date published: 6 June 2021

To celebrate the first Tedx Crann Trees for Ireland event, Sarah Blake created a talk on Seven Pollinator-Friendly Trees for Irish Gardens. Check out the video here.

The Tedx Crann Trees for Ireland event coincided with World Environment Day, June 5th 2021 for the United Nations Decade of Ecosystem Restoration and the 5th anniversary of the signing of the Paris Agreement.

The showcase of ideas came from local tree planting and tree-growing experts and policymakers, educators and activists for a restored environment. Listen to the full event to hear success stories and challenges as we join with climate action leaders around the world in tackling the biggest challenge of our age.

Sarah’s talk is all about selecting trees for your garden that will help to feed and shelter our declining population of pollinators. Check out the list of seven varieties which will suit and why conifers and shrubs are also helpful. When you see them in this springtime tree parade it will make your decision easier.

The 7 trees are:

  • Hazel – Native (flowers Feb-March) Latin name: Corylus avellana
  • Willow (flowers Mar-May) Latin name: Salix Caprea (goat willow/pussy willow)
  • Hawthorn (flowers Apr-Jun) Latin name: Crataegus monogyna
  • Wild Cherry (flowers Apr-May) Latin name: Prunus avium
  • Crab Apple (flowers May-Jun) Latin name – Malus sylvestris
  • Elder (flowers May-Jun) Latin name: Sambucus nigra
  • Rowan (flowers May-Jun) Latin name: Sorbus aucuparia

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