Actions already taken for pollinators:
We identified an area of 0.2 acres in Elmpark Green which we have converted into a wildflower garden in May 2019.
In our garden, we installed pollinator friendly flowering heathers, shrubs, perennials and fruit trees selected to provide food for pollinators.
- In addition, we installed bug hotels, bee mounds and bee, bat and bird boxes to provide a habitat and nesting materials for birds and insects.
- We also installed a seating pod and educational signage throughout the garden so that the residents and employees of Elmpark Green can educate themselves on our ecosystem and relax and enjoy the garden.
“To date we have invested approximately €22,000 in the wildflower garden”, Peter Moloney, Property Management Director.
It is our intention to monitor on an ongoing basis how healthy our ecosystem is, we have installed fruit trees as these are a good indicator of how healthy our pollinators are. We shall continue to identify areas within Elmpark Green that are suitable for pollinators and are working with our landscapers to implement the pollinator plan across other parts of the site. We have also reduced the number of times the grass is cut in other landscaped areas throughout the campus.
This initiative is fully supported by the community and the owners of Elmpark Green.