Japan's Ambassador to Ireland, Mr Norio Maruyama visited UCC recently to mark an agreement between Japan's National Diet Library and UCC. While at UCC, the Ambassador had the opportunity to enjoy the international-accredited UCC Arboretum.Read more
18 Oct 2023
18 Sep 2023
Celebrate Culture Night 2023 with the Irish Tree Explorers Network (ITEN) team! Join us for a tour of the University College Cork Arboretum where we will explore the cultural significance of trees.
When- 17:00- 18:00, 22nd of September 2023
Where- Meet at the University College Cork Western Road main entrance gate.
For more Culture Night events at UCC click hereRead more
06 Jun 2023
This year's Bord Bia Bloom festival aimed to inspire its 100,000 + visitors to take positive actions towards a healthier, more environmentally conscious world. With this theme and the perfect sunny weather, the Irish Tree Explorers Network (ITEN) picked the ideal stage to kick-start their new project.
01 May 2023
On April 27th, 2023, an event at University College Cork (UCC) brought together experts, practitioners, policymakers, and stakeholders from diverse backgrounds to discuss a critical topic: "Delivering Sustainable Urban Forests." This one-day symposium, organised by the UCC Arboretum group, aimed to shed light on the essential role of urban trees in creating vibrant, healthy, and sustainable cities and towns. The discussions held during the symposium underscored the critical importance of urban forests in promoting biodiversity, addressing climate challenges, enhancing culture, supporting human health and well-being, and contributing to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
06 Mar 2023
Irish Tree Explorers Network (ITEN) is a collaboration between the School of BEES (Dr Eoin Lettice and Dr Barbara Doyle Prestwich) and the School of English and Digital Humanities (Prof. Claire Connolly). ITEN builds on the success of the Tree Explorers projects that have been based in the globally accredited UCC Arboretum since 2021. ITEN allows the project team to take what's been learned in the projects based in Cork and bring that to a national audience through partnerships with Coillte, the Office of Public Works (OPW) and the Tree Council of IrelandRead more
20 Oct 2022
UCC Arboretum celebrates National Tree Day with school visit.Read more
15 Sep 2022
The role and cultural significance of urban trees - take a tour of this Cork City tree collection
25 Jul 2022
Youghal students take a tour of the UCC trees with the Tree Explorers Team.Read more
01 Jun 2022
More school children and members of the public will get to learn about the science of the natural world following the UCC 'Tree Explorers' project receiving new funding today. Tree Explorers has secured further funding for this year through the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Discover Programme.Read more
04 May 2022
Fascination of Plants Day is back and is happening this month - 18th May !Read more
11 Oct 2021
The report is a collaboration between the local community and BEES researchers and students.Read more
01 Feb 2022
A cavy and opossum, unusual animals collected by Charles Darwin on his formative voyage aboard the HMS Beagle, are some of the items included in the University College Cork Natural Collections websiteRead more
21 Mar 2022
- New self-guided tour of UCC Arboretum is free to the public.
- Audio guide via app is in development.
- Free brochure developed following Science Foundation Ireland funding.
31 Jan 2022
The Cork Literary & Scientific Society presents an online talk'UCC Arboretum: Learning from a living collection'by Dr. Eoin Lettice,lecturer in plant science at the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Science (BEES) and the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) at University College Cork.The online talk will be available to view from 27 January to 3 February 2022.http://www.corkliteraryandscientificsociety.ie/Read more
16 Dec 2021
Over a decade ago UCC students first embarked on the Green Campus programme and now UCC has ranked as one of the most sustainable universities in the world.
29 Nov 2021
We are delighted to be partnering with Green Legacy Hiroshima to germinate seeds in Ireland from the historic 'Survivor Trees' of Hiroshima. We'll be growing Ginkgo and Oriental Plane trees here at UCC.Read more
08 Nov 2021
One of our team is part of the UCC delegation at COP26 this week. Fitting that it is also Science Week here. One of our projects here at UCC Arboretum is the Tree Explorers Project which is funded by SFI (Science Foundation Ireland). Our Arboretum is a powerful educational tool and what seems to be clear from COP26 is that nature based solutions are the way forward. Click on the link below to find out the full story.Read more
28 Jun 2021
Three schools from Cork City visited the UCC Arboretum this June as part of the new Science Foundation Ireland funded Tree Explorers Project.Read more