We’re preparing the ground for the first new native woodland in the Dublin Mountains Makeover. In the coming days, visitors to Ticknock will notice foresters with machines ‘mounding’ the site – this means creating small piles of soil in which to plant the young trees – and putting up fencing to keep the hungry deer out.

Mounding and fencing are essential steps in the creation of a new native woodland. In early December, we’ll be planting a range of tree species including birch, Scots pine, oak, rowan and holly.

We’re putting up signage on site to explain what we’re doing, but you can also view it here.