Tree Planting

Tree Planting

In late 2012 the Clondalkin Tidy Towns group set about identifying areas for tree planting in the village. Initial discussions were held with Council officials to establish if there was any possibility of this project going ahead. Funding was the major stumbling block and the group were informed that they would be asked to co-fund the project. Draft proposals were forwarded to South Dublin County Council along with photos (see above and below) of how the trees would look in the locations identified. Businesses were contacted to seek their approval and input.

The sites were initially proposed by the Clondalkin Tidy Towns Committee and then considered by the Parks and Landscape Services department of South Dublin County Council and the county architect. It was agreed that five locations would be considered in detail for tree planting. Detailed information such as land ownership, existing underground services and utilities and any other possible impediments are presently being examined.

Two of the five sites are within the Clondalkin Village Architectural Conservation Area (A.C.A.), the footpath outside the Credit Union and the public footpath alongside the car parking area to the west of Main Street.The proposed area outside Dunnes Stores, outside the entrance to the social welfare office, and the area in front of the ESB transformer station are outside the A.C.A. All five sites are within the Area of Archaeological Potential established around Clondalkin village which is subject to statutory protection, established under Section 12 of the National Monuments (Amendment) Act 1994.