We want to protect existing natural habitats and to create new space for wildlife in our urban environment.
Crowd-source Funding success for Hanover & Elm Grove Trees! We raised £700 to replace street trees in Hanover & Elm Grove, Brighton!
The Hanover Action #LoveOurTrees campaign replaced two trees:
Following the One Planet Living group’s ‘Green Asset Infrastructure Audit’ in Hanover, and the October 2016 Public Meeting ‘Greening Hanover’, there was community interest in renovating neglected street planters. Following discussions between Hanover Action, local Councillor David Gibson and the Head of Operations of City Parks, the following Protocol agreed as a useful guide for residents to improve street planters:
Trees are an important part of our urban green infrastructure along with green roofs, green walls, rain gardens and communal veg. plots. But the Brighton tree canopy is under threat due to cuts in Council funding from central government, meaning that trees are not being planted, or replaced, except via external funds. We would like our amazing trees to be regularly replaced, and to increase our Urban Canopy for wildlife, for health and for our future environment to hand onto the next generation.
"Brighton and Hove today can be likened to a living museum in that the city now holds the only significant population of Elm in England, some of the most noticeable individual Elms in Europe" (Source: www.brightonelmtrees.com/)
See the amazing history and resources on Brighton's Elms on the above website.
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Frequently asked Questions on Elm Trees