Date for your diary - A journey through the UCC Arboretum to celebrate Culture Night 17th Sept at 7pmRead on
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
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
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
25 Jul 2022
Youghal students take a tour of the UCC trees with the Tree Explorers Team.Read more
11 Oct 2021
The report is a collaboration between the local community and BEES researchers and students.Read more
15 Sep 2022
The role and cultural significance of urban trees - take a tour of this Cork City tree collection
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.
20 Oct 2022
UCC Arboretum celebrates National Tree Day with school visit.Read 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.
26 Oct 2022
UCC will host a one day symposium - 'Delivering sustainable urban forests'. This will take place on Thurs 27th April 2023.
Please save the date in your diary and keep an eye on our social media pages and website for further details.
This one-day symposium will examine the various roles of urban trees and green infrastructure in creating vibrant, healthy and sustainable cities and towns. It will examine the biodiversity, climate, cultural and health benefits associated with urban forests and showcase relevant research and activities.
Trees play important roles in the sustainable city and these roles will be explored through the lens of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The practical aspects of planting and protecting trees in the urban space will be examined and delegates will hear from projects working in this space.
This workshop will be in-person at University College Cork and will be free to attend. The workshop is organised by the UCC Arboretum and it is partly supported by Science Foundation Ireland through the ‘Tree Explorers’ project.
Registration for this event will open in early 2023 but to register your interest you may contact Emma Hutchinson firstname.lastname@example.org and we will alert you when further information and registration becomes available.Read more
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
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
04 May 2022
Fascination of Plants Day is back and is happening this month - 18th May !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