Warrenpoint Port joins local schools for tree planting

Posted by
Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Warrenpoint Port recently joined seven local schools to plant a variety of trees as part of its ongoing commitment to enhancing the environment.

In total, 1,100 trees and shrubs have been planted by the Port at The Gut area along the harbour’s boundary, including Rowan and Crab Apple trees, following a £55,000 investment.

The schools that took part included Dromore Road Primary and St Dallan’s in Warrenpoint, Kilbroney Integrated Primary and St Bronagh’s Primary, both in Rostrevor.



Children from St Colman’s in Kilkeel, St Patrick’s Primary in Mayobridge and Carrick Primary in Burren were also in attendance.

Speaking to Newry Times, Clare Guinness, CEO of Warrenpoint Port, commented, “It was wonderful to be able to come together with schools in our community and partner with their Eco Councils, working alongside them to make a positive contribution to the environment.

“In addition to the trees, lavender and other flowers were planted, bringing a vibrant splash of colour to the area and meaning each child was able to plant something for themselves.



“At Warrenpoint Port we are passionate about improving our local area and are extremely grateful to the schools that helped us complete this phase of tree planting.

“We are committed to helping provide a greener future for the children and maintaining the wider Port setting for generations to come, as part of our responsibility to act as a custodian of the local marine environment,” she added.



All plants were locally sourced in Warrenpoint and are native to the area.



Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed


This website does not share personal information with third parties nor do we store any information about your visit other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies. You can turn off the use of cookies at anytime by changing your specific browser settings.

We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission. This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on 16/01/2017. If you have any questions feel free to contact Newry Times by emailing editor@newrytimes.com

Log in