Grow more trees in Kildare to give us fresher air - councillor

More trees should be planted on idle Council sites in Co Kildare, a councillor claimed. Cllr Mark Lynch said Ireland has the lowest level of forest cover in Europe at 11% compared to the EU average of 20%. The Sinn Fein representative will raise the issue at the December meeting of the Council next week. He said: "As a council we must do more to promote the planting of native sustainable forestry and to this effect this Council will take steps to reforest land within its possession that is currently lying idle on green or brown field sites. "This will reduce the counties carbon footprint, increase water and air quality, increase public amenities and offer the council a new future revenue stream."

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