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Jubilee tree planting event in Brighton

21st February 2022

A tree planting ceremony and community event in Brighton on Thursday, February 24, will mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Bristol Estate residents are taking part in an event in support of The Queen’s Green Canopy – an initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee by inviting people from across the UK to ‘Plant A Tree for the Jubilee’.

The event is being organised by Bristol Estate Leaseholders & Tenants Association (BELTA), supported by CPRE Sussex, Trees for Cities and Brighton & Hove City Council.

The day will begin with a ceremonial Jubilee tree planting at 11am by Brighton & Hove City Council contractors.

Residents will then be invited to plant a second Jubilee tree, guided by tree planting experts.

There will also be stalls and ideas from residents about further greening of the estate.

The Jubilee tree planting event is expected to last two to four hours.

If the weather is bad, stalls will be moved to the Bristol Estate Community Room.

Anyone interested in taking part in the tree planting can meet outside the Apple block of flats on Bowring Way from 11am.

The trees being planted are Hawthorn and Hop Hornbeam. 

Thursday’s event is part of a wider programme of planting taking place across Brighton & Hove for the Trees for Cities’ Forgotten Places project.

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.

In total, the project will see £1.2m of funding to plant 55,000 trees across seven coastal towns and cities. Funding was developed by Defra as part of the Government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund. It is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England, the Environment Agency and Forestry Commission.

Trees for Cities is working with the Field Studies Council, Treeconomics, Forest Research and local partners to deliver this project. The project is also part of The Queen’s Green Canopy.

Read: PRESS RELEASE Jubilee tree planting in Brighton.docx.