Centenary native oak trees planted by the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council
The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has planted a series of commemorative trees to mark the centenary of Northern Ireland.
Alderman Mark Fielding visited each of Council's seven District Electoral Areas on Tuesday 4th May to plant the native oak trees which will serve as a lasting reminder of the significant anniversary for future generations.
Explaining the importance of the initiative, Alderman Fielding said:
"Over the years, these saplings will grow into beautiful, mature trees, reflecting the continued growth and development of Northern Ireland and its people.
"As they become part of our landscape, they will act as a visual symbol of this and encourage us to look to the future together.
The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Alderman Mark Fielding plants a native oak tree at the Jim Watt Centre in Garvagh along with Councillor Adrian McQuillan, Councillor Richard Holmes and Councillor Michelle Knight McQuillan, Chair of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council's NI 100 Working Group.
"Before the end of 2021 we want to work alongside our local communities to plant 100 native oaks across the Borough and I hope we see wide-spread participation in this initiative.
“The centenary is a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence and these trees will ensure it leaves a lasting legacy across our Borough.”
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has developed a wide ranging programme to mark the 100th anniversary of the creation of Northern Ireland.