The DSPCA, in partnership with the Tree Council of Ireland have planted over 2,000 trees at our shelter in Rathfarnham, Dublin 16. It is our plan to become carbon negative by 2025. As part of the DSPCA's commitment to work towards a sustainable and an environmentally friendly animal shelter we created and built an Integrated Constructed Wetlands (ICW). This area treats all waste water that is generated from the DSPCA's day to day activities.
Sponsor a tree programme
To help fund this Biodiversity Project the DSPCA are launching a "Sponsor a Tree Programme" which enables people to sponsor a tree as a gift, to commemorate a special event, for themselves, in remember a loved one or on behalf of a school or workplace. This tree will be numbered and a certificate will be issued with the name of who the tree is for along with the location number of the tree.
Sponsor A Tree at the DSPCA today and help make a difference to our future.
Being part of our sponsor a tree programme
In Ireland less than 11% of the country is planted in trees, the second lowest percentage of forest cover in Europe where the average is over 35%. Our planting of these 2,000 tress at the shelter will also become important habitat for local wildlife, an education tool and a point of interest to our many visitors as the trees mature. The main varieties of trees we will plant are oak, cherry, jolly, alder and willow. The plan is that these woodland areas planted at the DSPCA will be primarily native broadleaf trees.
The sponsorship of a tree is more than the tree itself. It is part of a project as a whole and includes the lifelong maintenance of the planted areas. It also allows the DSPCA to continue to work to promote responsible pet ownership and respect of the animals through our Education Programmes and we hope to use the funds raised to upgrade our Animal Ambulance Fleet to Electric vehicles.