Native Tree Workshop – IWT Monaghan with John McKeon

Apr 29
May 22, 2022 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Native Tree Workshop - IWT Monaghan with John McKeon

Do you want to set up a small tree nursery? Or do you just want to grow a few of your favourite native trees?

Come along to the Castleblayney Community Gardens & Allotments where local tree aficionado, John McKeon, will be hosting a native tree workshop. John has 15 plots of native Irish trees growing in his nursery (from seeds collected in and around County Monaghan) and he will be sharing his experience in (1) identifying and collecting seeds; (2) seed bed preparation, which is particularly relevant in heavy clay soils like we have in our county; and (3) seed storage, stratification and sowing, as required by the different seeds for successful propagation. John will also highlight good tree nursery management and problems that can arise. The species he has growing are Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Buckthorn, Wild Cherry, Bird Cherry, Crab Apple, Alder, Elm, Hazel, Holly, Oak, Rowan, Spindle, Guelder Rose, and Willow. Tea and coffee will be served afterwards.


Booking is compulsory for this event. Bookings can be made by emailing 


Place: Castleblayney Community Gardens and Allotments (Eircode A75W773)

Date & Time: Sunday, 22 May from 3-5pm