SPAR National Tree Day

SPAR National Tree Day took place on 5th October 2023, in partnership with The Tree Council of Ireland. This year’s campaign, themed Nuts about Nature”- “Fiáin chun Dúlra”, encouraged children, parents and teachers to connect directly with nature by planting one of the 2,000 Native Irish Hazel tree saplings available FREE to primary schools on


SPAR National Tree Day offers a great opportunity for children and their teachers to step outside the classroom and foster a deeper understanding of trees and their role in nature. This year’s campaign focused on the native Hazel tree, also known as Corylus avellana or Crann Coll, which plays host to a diverse ecosystem and highlights its crucial role in supporting biodiversity as well as being the home for the campaign’s mascot, Sammy Squirrel.


SPAR’s ‘Team Tree’ initiative is in partnership with the Tree Council of Ireland. To find out more about this year’s SPAR National Tree Day visit