A. ORDERING MY IRISH OAK TREE (THE ORDER FORM)
B. WHAT WILL I RECEIVE WHEN I ORDER MY IRISH OAK TREE?
C. WHAT IF MY CERTIFICATE OF OWNERSHIP HAS BEEN DAMAGED?
D. WILL THE TREE REALLY BELONG TO ME FOREVER?
E. WHY PLANT AN IRISH OAK TREE?
F. CAN I VISIT MY OAK TREE IN IRELAND AND HOW CAN I FIND IT?
G. WHY DGPS?
H. I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION
A. ORDERING MY IRISH OAK TREE
To purchase a tree as a gift or in memory of someone special just enter the name of the person in the appropriate box.
Indicate in the appropriate box the address where you would like the Certificate of ownership to be delivered.
B. What will I receive when I order my Irish Oak Tree?
When you order your Irish Oak Tree you will receive your certificate of ownership and a letter explaining the details of your tree, including the exact location of your tree in Ireland within a tolerance of one meter.
Your certificate of ownership will be dispatched within two working days with An Post (The Irish Postal service). Your unique tree I.D. number will be laser engraved on a metal tag and attached to your tree. You will automatically become a life member of Plant a tree in Ireland and will receive updates via email on the forests progress and new developments. (subject to us receiving your e-mail address.)
As a member you will receive a 10% discount on Merchandise.
C. What if my Certificate of Ownership has been damaged?
If your Certificate of Ownership has been damaged in transit or any of the details entered are incorrect , simply write the corrections clearly in block letters on the back of the Certificate, return it and a new one will be issued by return post. Plant a tree in Ireland will replace your Certificate of Ownership regardless of how or when it was damaged, once you return the old Certificate.
D. Will the tree really belong to me forever?
Yes. Plant a tree in Ireland forests are structured around the Terms and Conditions of sale. We feel that the best way to safeguard the future of the forests is to put the trees in private ownership.
(CLICK HERE FOR TERMS AND CONDITIONS).
E. Why plant an Irish Oak Tree?
By planting Irish Oak Trees we are helping to undo the damage inflicted by foreign invaders and domestic neglect, which plundered the Irish landscape of trees since 1169 leaving less than 1% of these magnificent trees standing.
F. Can I visit my Oak Tree in Ireland and how can I find it?
Yes. Each tree planted is given a fixed position using The Differential Global Positioning System. This gives each tree an exact position on the planet within a tolerance of less than one meter. While GPS is widely available this technology is not good enough to pin point your tree. It is our belief that the DGPS system will be readily available to all in the near future.
So if you don't have access to DGPS its still quite easy. Check the forest address on your Certificate of Ownership. On entering the forest you are able to look up your unique tree I.D. number, name, and DGPS position. Using the tree number you can easily stroll through the forest and find your tree.
Please remember, for the first five to ten years of the forests life your Oak tree and the surrounding trees are fragile and you need to take care not to damage any trees while walking in the forest.
FULL CAR PARKING FACILITIES ARE PROVIDED AT THE FOREST.
G. Why GPS?
This technology gives us the accuracy required so that all members can ultimately identify their trees. In the unlikely event of all the tags being removed from the forest we can use our GPS system together with our data base to identify each tree and its owner in the forest. The coordinates generated for each tree are unique and relate to the piece of ground on which the tree is planted. These figures can never change they are fixed for all time.
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