University College Dublin, Belfield

Site Location: Belfield, Dublin
Quantity of trees planted: 2,000
Date planted: 15th March 2023
Site Owner: University College Dublin
Sponsor: Des Walsh


“We would like to acknowledge The President and Governing Body of UCD who made an area of their site available for this Miyawaki mini forest and Ciaran Bennett and his key staff who did a great job coordinating the preparation of the site and to Alumni of UCD and other volunteers for coming out on such a wet day to give of their time to plant the trees..

For the tree planters we thank Martina Whelan, Bill Whelan, Ciaran Bennett, Maura Bacon, Anne Bacon, Micheál Bruen, Jonathan Staunton, Brendan Byrne, John Redmond, Haoqing Cui, Xinyi Sun, Parnian Jalili, Analy Dalavera, Diego Salamanca, Orla Farrell, Hailey Kierse (Founder of Ballybrack Climate Action), Geraldine Dwyer, Ian Carry and all the lads and girls from SAP, Martin Hempenstall, Catriona Taylor, Tiernan Cady, Laura Finn and Maisie the German Shephard.

Trees planted

The following is a list of the 2,000 trees planted at this site.
Scots Pine
Birch Pendula
Malus Sylvestris
Prunus Avium
Prunus Padus
Sorbus Aria
Sorbus Acuparia
Cratageus Monogyna
Prunus Spinosa
Ilex Holly
Viburnum Opulus
Rosa Canina

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Site Details

University College Dublin (commonly referred to as UCD) is a public research university in Dublin, Ireland, and a member institution of the National University of Ireland. With 33,284 students, it is Ireland’s largest university, and amongst the most prestigious universities in the country. Five Nobel Laureates are among UCD’s alumni and current and former staff. Additionally, four Irish Taoisigh (Prime Ministers) and three Irish Presidents have graduated from UCD, along with one President of India.

Originally located at St. Stephen’s Green in the Dublin city centre, all faculties have since relocated to a 133-hectare (330-acre) campus at Belfield, six kilometres to the south of the city centre. In 1991, it purchased a second site in Blackrock. This currently houses the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.

Through the work of Ciaran Bennett and his staff UCD have planted thousands of trees and created wonderful areas of biodiversity throughout the grounds and have numerous beautiful walks throughout the campus.




Belfield, dublin


University College Dublin


15th March 2023

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