connect 2018 • 15 like many places is facing environmental challenges. The Ireland Funds is supporting the Native Woodland Trust in its efforts to save and restore Ireland’s forests and native species of trees. Here, Jim Lawlor, Chairman of the Native Woodland Trust, shares the importance of their work and the positive steps The Ireland Funds has enabled them to make in keeping Ireland green. Jim Lawlor Chairman of the Native Woodland Trust Ireland Photos : Aengus McMahon