Welcome to Plant Your Postcode

This page is where you’ll be able to find the latest news about the Plant Your Postcode project.

We’ll be launching soon, so check back to find out what’s happening.

6 Responses to “Welcome to Plant Your Postcode

  • Margaret Brisley
    9 months ago

    This is a fantastic initiative. Trees are much needed in central Brighton, but I wonder how many types of trees would survive this salty and windy climate. North Street and Western Road are very bleak at present. as are West Street and London Road.

    The only dissenters are likely to be the local Council who will complain about the cost of sweeping up in autumn to avoid claims of damages by people slipping on wet leaves.

  • Alison Welterveden
    9 months ago

    Thanks Margaret. We are very excited to be launching this project. You are quite right to note Brighton’s seaside climate. We will be looking at each proposed site to determine which trees would be appropriate for that site. We are working with Brighton & Hove City Council – so will have plenty of expert advice available to find appropriate tree species. And they are fully on board with sweeping up the leaves too!

  • Dee Edmonds
    8 months ago

    Hello at last I live at lower Whitehawk Road which is very bare of trees. I managed to get a tree planted near the co op but the co op trucks basically wrecked it. The street has wide pavements and could do with trees. If the council planted evergreen trees , they would still be beautiful in winter and also have less leaves to clear up in autumn!
    BN2 5FA

    • Alison Welterveden
      3 months ago

      Hello Dee
      So sorry to hear that your tree was damaged by a lorry. We lose so many trees throughout the City – so it’s important that we look to replenish those lost and add to their numbers under Plant Your Postcode. Wide pavements (especially those with grass verges) are ideal for planting. Do let us know if you are interested in gathering some local support for tree planting in Whitehawk Road – if so we will add you to our database and will provide you with a copy of our How to Plant Your Postcode pack.

  • Libby Darling
    8 months ago

    Really interested in creating a community orchard in Rottingdean in the recreational grounds (Park) and in Saltdean. We need more trees especially those that can give us food. More trees that are Sussex specific and tolerant of the soil and weather.
    Thank you.

    • Alison Welterveden
      3 months ago

      Hi Libby
      Thank you so much for getting in contact. A community orchard sounds like a wonderful idea – we agree very much with you that we should be planting the right trees in the right places to ensure their long term future and resistance to disease etc. We have been thinking about community orchards too so share your enthusiasm! We have been waiting to issue our How to Plant Your Postcode pack – a detailed pack which takes you through all the steps from gathering support in your local area through to raising funds, planting trees and their aftercare. We have a final meeting with the City Council early in December to finalise the pack (as the detail of the scheme has to be approved by them) and afterwards will be circulating to those who are interested. If I may, I will send you a copy of the pack as soon as it is ready. We will also be back in touch again shortly as we are hoping to meet some of our supporters to discover more about their plans for planting in their area and to talk about next steps. Thanks, Alison

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