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Community comes together for Woodingdean tree planting

23rd March 2022

The planting was co-ordinated by CPRE Sussex as part of the Forgotten Places project.

Woodingdean residents came together on Thursday, 17 March for a community tree planting.

Six stone pine were planted on Bexhill Road – three at the junction of Langley Crescent and three at the junction of Laughton Road.

Jenni Cresswell from CPRE Sussex said: “These trees will go some way to increasing the canopy cover and improving air quality and biodiversity. Planting trees helps communities come together to value their local area and make a lasting change for the future.”

Stone pine are slow growing and resilient making them ideal for Woodingdean’s chalky, coastal conditions.

Volunteers who took part on the day said it was great to be ‘hands on’ from the beginning and commented on how friendly the resident tree experts were.

In 2021, CPRE Sussex’s Plant your Postcode volunteers, supported by Brighton & Hove City Council’s Arboriculture team and Hove Civic Society, made a successful bid to take part in Forgotten Places.

Read more about the Forgotten Places project, run by Trees for Cities:

PRESS RELEASE_ Community tree planting in Woodingdean