Carrick 400 Celebrations, special tree planting ceremony held, today,in the Linear Park, Carrick on Shannon, 1st March. Co-ordinated by the Environment Department of Leitrim County Counci, the tree planting serves two purposes—The first is to commemorate Carrick’s 400 years of existence by having two clusters of four semi mature trees at this special ceremony. One batch of four trees will be planted by representatives from each of the four Carrick on Shannon schools—Carrick Community School, the Gaelscoil, the Girls Primary School and the Boys Primary School. A time capsule will be placed beside the newly planted trees, containing the names of the pupils and teachers in each of the schools as at the day of the event. There was also a second batch of four semi mature trees planted to represent four organisations representative of the many involved in the development and ongoing maintenance of Carrick on Shannon—the County Council, the Chamber of Commerce, The Tidy Towns Committee and Carrick on Shannon Active Age on behalf of all other organisations in the town. Each of these trees were planted by a representative of the respective organisations.The second purpose of the event was to raise environmental awareness among the population of Carrick on Shannon, and especially the school going population, of the importance of trees in our lives.As well as the planting of the aforementioned semi mature trees, the Council has also procured 400 sapling trees which it is intended to have planted in and around the town to mark the Carrick 400 celebrations, and as part of its participation in National Tree Week which occurs in the first week of March.