Location: Flemings Hotel. Private meeting.
The ACTING-PRESIDENT moved that:
"Dáil decrees November 1st a National Arbor Day, and authorises the appointment of a National Inspector of Forestry, and that a sum of £1,000 be appropriated for the purpose for the present year."
The function of Arbor Day was to commence the re-afforestation of Ireland. Between 250,000 and 300,000 trees were planted during the campaign.
LIAM DE ROISTE (Cork City) seconded the motion, and suggested that the County Councils should be circularised in the matter, and that a small committee be set up to assist the Ministry in dealing with the question.
A. MACCABE (Sligo S.) suggested that the local press should be supplied with material in order to stimulate local action.
The ACTING-PRESIDENT agreed with these suggestions.
After further discussion the question was put and carried.