The Laragh site is a twenty acre site situated in County Wicklow, overlooking Annamoe, and boasts fantastic views, and is situated beside the Wicklow Way. The site slopes downwards to the south east, and the elevation varies from approximately 300m at the bottom to 360m at the top.
Currently, the Laragh site comprises two fields, the lower of which has its fair share of gorse and bracken, and the upper which is somewhat less affected. Planting of the site with native varieties of treeshas begun with Scots Pine at the higher end of the site, and oak trees lower down - seeds for which were collected locally. The site will also be surveyed for existing flora and fauna, and in the event that important flora or fauna would be threatened by planting, such planting will not take place.
No trees will ever be harvested in this woodland and no hunting will ever be permitted, except in the case of invasive exotic species.
During subsequent years after the initial planting, as the woodland canopy develops, the woodland will again be planted – this time with native woodland flowers such as Bluebells and Purple Orchids.
The woodland will then be allowed to regenerate naturally and provide a safe haven for wildlife and people alike - in perpetuity.
The Trust has been set up in such a way that even if it is dissolved, the woodlands must be transferred to the care of another similar organisation – so the continuity of your gesture is made certain.
Please note the site is a five minute walk from the road.