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How does Plant Your Postcode work?

Working with Brighton & Hove City Council who organise and carry out planting, we aim to plant new trees and replace old or dying ones to increase tree cover across the whole of the Greater Brighton area.

There are plenty of ways you can get involved!

As a community group, get planting!

If you are a resident’s association, community group, or similar organisation with at least 5 members or a local business or charity and you would like to see more trees planted in your area then get in touch.

We are there to guide you through the process from start to finish:

  • liaising with Brighton & Hove City Council to organise a survey to see if the proposed site is suitable
  • supporting you on your fundraising journey
  • providing guidance (in conjunction with Brighton & Hove City Council) as to appropriate tree species for your street or park
  • putting you in contact with the correct team at Brighton & Hove City Council who will order the trees and arrange for their planting on your behalf. You will also be provided with information as to the care and maintenance of your trees and all trees planted are provided with an aftercare package to ensure their longevity

We have a limited number of free trees which will be used for deserving sites but most community groups will need to raise their own funds to cover the costs of planting trees in their area.

See our fundraising tips to get you started!

Take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions to see which area are covered under Plant Your Postcode.

This is a volunteer-led programme with limited resources; so, we are unable to assist individuals who would like to see a tree planted on their street or park.   If you would like to see trees planted in your area why not find some other tree loving friends and form a community group or support our project generally by donating to Plant Your Postcode.

Become a Tree Champion

You can help identify trees in your area needing help or attention or you could perhaps take on a research project.  Get in touch if you have some time to spare to help look after our beautiful trees.

Get your local school involved

It’s vitally important that the younger generation are aware of our city’s tree legacy so they can help protect it in the future.  Help your local school to fundraise for trees and get our school children involved in growing and planting trees or simply just help our children to develop a greater knowledge and understanding of the benefits of trees to the environment and well-being.

Help fund trees across the city

Make a difference with a one-off donation or make regular donations by standing order. You could sponsor a tree or even a whole street to help grow our city’s forest!

See the Frequently Asked Questions for more information about how Plant Your Postcode works.

Become environmentally responsible

Planting trees is a well recognised way to off-set your carbon footprint.  Encourage your business to embrace it’s corporate responsibility and join our tree planting revolution.  Or use Plant Your Postcode to off-set your own carbon footprint and be proud to care for your environment.

Why more trees?

The environmental benefits of planting trees are comprehensive: trees capture carbon, provide shade, regulate the microclimate, support wildlife, reduce air pollution and reduce flooding.

In addition, trees improve our own health and wellbeing and provide a more pleasant living environment.

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.

Our street trees, urban woods and parks are, however, under threat from disease, old age and climate change.  Significant budget constraints within the Council mean that there are only limited funds available to replace old or diseased trees or to add new ones to the city’s tree population.

Plant Your Postcode, with your help, can halt the decline in our tree population and provide a lasting leafy legacy for many generations to come.