Weʼre raising £3,000 to to focus on our fabulous TREES with the aim to plant 50 trees by 2025!
- Brighton, UK
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We want to help the existing trees to better withstand climate change, to plant new trees and help increase the biodiversity in the park.The TREES are the lungs of our community giving us untold environmental, health and wildlife benefits. Climate change and the natural ageing of the trees, means it is vital more than ever that we plant more trees as well as maintain their number and diversity. By planting a greater variety of trees, we can greatly increase the biodiversity of Blakers Park encouraging more wildlife as well as seasonal interest.
In area the park is about 1.75 hectares or 4.3 acres and currently (2019) has 158 trees of around 80 different species. There is a large bank of very mature and old trees including rare Elm trees that form an important part of Brighton’s National Collection of surviving Elms.
Our Park is really important because it helps mitigate climate change. The trees regulate ambient temperatures (urban heat island effect), filter pollutants and dust, sequester (suck up) carbon, attenuate storm-water, mitigate flooding and preserves biodiversity.
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- 22 days ago
Friends of Blakers Park22 days ago
Thank you so much for your support! We're pleased to report that we are on target to be able to plant the first three to five trees this December with volunteers under the supervision of a park ranger and to to continue to build up funding to plant a batch of trees each winter over the next five years. This should help ensure that the beautiful collection of trees in the park are sustained through careful management and new additions. It's important to both replace older trees and inter-plant with smaller trees to increase biodiversity.
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Oct 12, 2019
A great initiative! Greta would be proud! Donating on behalf of TEAM Staricoff
Oct 9, 2019
Sep 30, 2019
Thanks for initiative, happy to contribute but could we not do-it-ourselves for less than this ? I can give 10 one-yr saplings (oak & horse chestnut) if they'd be of use.
Sep 29, 2019
Brilliant initiative. I was just thinking this morning how can I get involved to plant more trees!
Sep 26, 2019
I love my local Park.
Sep 25, 2019
Sep 25, 2019
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