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Friends of Blakers Park

Friends of Blakers Park is crowdfunding

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£1,770raised of £3,000 target by 53 supporters

Weʼre raising £3,000 to we aim to plant 50 new trees by 2025!

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We're planting new trees to help the existing trees to better withstand climate change and help increase the biodiversity in the park, encouraging more wildlife as well as more seasonal interest.

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.

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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  • Friends of Blakers Park3 days ago
    Friends of Blakers Park

    Friends of Blakers Park

    3 days ago

    We have our first TWELVE TREES arriving tomorrow!

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  • Friends of Blakers Park1 month ago
    Friends of Blakers Park

    Friends of Blakers Park

    1 month ago

    Thank you so much! We're almost half way to this year's target towards more lovely trees. If you would like to know more about events relating to this project do please email us friendsofblakerspark@gmail.com.

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  • Friends of Blakers Park3 months ago
    Friends of Blakers Park

    Friends of Blakers Park

    3 months 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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6 months ago

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Page last updated on: 12/5/2019 15.12

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53

  • Emily, Jon & Frank Thomson

    Emily, Jon & Frank Thomson

    Dec 5, 2019

    We had our son's first birthday party in this beautiful park in September so it's wonderful to be able to give back and help it thrive for future generations to enjoy : )

    £20.00

  • Clare

    Clare

    Nov 29, 2019

    £5.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 26, 2019

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 26, 2019

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 26, 2019

    Thank you for maintaining such a wonderful park!

  • Anna Moore

    Anna Moore

    Nov 26, 2019

    Such a lovely park at a heart of our community. Hope the tree planting is successful.

    £20.00

  • Kevin and Pat

    Kevin and Pat

    Nov 25, 2019

    We love the park and have spent many happy hours there with Woody.

    £20.00

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