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Plant Your Postcode Featured

Friday, 26 April 2019 10:25

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Plant Your Postcode is an exciting initiative to increase the number of trees on streets and in parks throughout towns and cities across Sussex. Initially we are focussing on the Brighton & Hove area but hope to roll out the project more widely in time.

Trees have an enormous value to the environment and our well-being. They provide shade, help regulate the microclimate, support wildlife, reduce air pollution and improve our own mental health and happiness. Brighton and Hove’s trees are particularly special because we host the National Elm Collection. Natural barriers and local people’s concerted efforts have protected them from elm disease and now the city is home to some of the rarest varieties of elms in the world.

Unfortunately, the number of trees in streets, urban woods and parks is in decline as a result of disease, old age and climate change. Through Plant Your Postcode we aim to reverse this trend leaving a leafy legacy for future generations to benefit from.

We will work with existing or newly formed residents or civic groups, supporting them to raise funds to plant trees within their postcode and in liaising with other relevant organisations (such as those providing free trees or funding). Local residents will be encouraged to become tree champions caring for the trees within their street, park or immediate area.

Our grand launch event will be held this Summer (watch out for further updates on the website) where we will be providing more information about the project and starting our call for sites for tree planting.

Find out more about Plant Your Postcode.

Donate to Plant Your Postcode 

A one off donation

£195 will part fund a tree in an open space.
£445 will fund one street tree

or a regular donation

£5 a month will help maintain our Urban Forest
£10 a month will fund our work with young people
£40 a month will fund a street tree every year  

You can donate via the Charities Aid Foundation - or directly via Paypal. See options below 


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