The 'Save Leitrim' group will be holding an information evening tonight, Friday, in the Lough Allen Hotel, Drumshanbo at 8.30pm.
The group, which was formed earlier this year, are hoping for a large turnout at the meeting as they spread the message of 'Communities Not Conifers'.
Please support our public information evening this Friday 22nd June Lough Allen Hotel Drumshanbo 8.30pm. County Leitrim is being sold off and planted in conifers. The people of the county are shouting STOP.#SaveLeitrim @lukeming @MarianHarkin @LeitrimToday @OceanFmIreland #help pic.twitter.com/DrHX7WILn9— Save Leitrim (@SaveLeitrim) June 20, 2018
Organisers of tonight's meeting have highlighted the fact that 50% of County Leitrim’s agricultural land is planted in non-native, invasive species which equates to 14,000 hectares (34,595 acres) of Leitrim land and 34.5 million sitka spruce trees.
Save Leitrim have stressed they are not against trees but rather are in favour of having the right trees, in the right places, being managed correctly for the benefit of everyone.