We’re planting one million trees

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As the second biggest landowner in Northern Ireland, we have ambitious plans to deliver a large-scale planting programme of one million trees across 11,300 hectares of our land over the next 10 years. Planting trees improves water quality, captures carbon, mitigate floods and enhances the natural environment.

Over the last decade, NI Water has planted over 150,000 trees in some of our 24 drinking water catchments in Counties Antrim and Armagh. Planting trees improves water quality, captures carbon, mitigate floods and enhances the natural environment.

Northern Ireland is one of the least wooded regions in Europe, with just 8 percent of woodland cover compared with the European average of 37 percent. Through working with the Woodland Trust and Forest Service to harness their expertise and existing funding mechanisms, we can deliver a diverse range of native trees to encourage our flowers and fauna to flourish.

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200,000

Trees planted

NI Water is the second biggest landowner in Northern Ireland, after the Forestry Service, owning 11,300 hectares of land

7,260 hectares is agriculture

1,540 hectares of peat bogs

990 hectares of water

1,210 hectares of forest

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Renewables

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21.06.22

Peatlands

Not just a ‘bog’ standard awards ceremony for NI Water’s Schools Poster Competition!



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Tree-planting ambitions celebrated as over 23 thousand trees planted in the Mournes



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Renewable Energy for NI, an Economic Necessity



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23.11.21

NI Water outline details of the Utility Regulator’s Final Determination to Fermanagh & Omagh District Council



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