Join Treebourne for the planting of the first of 1,000 new street trees for Eastbourne.

Local environmental group Treebourne are inviting Eastbourne residents to join them for the planting of the first of 1,000 new street trees for the town. The event, which will include complementary mince pies and a free-to-enter raffle with some great prizes, will mark the start of the “Greening Eastbourne Streets” project, which has been awarded a major grant by the Urban Tree Challenge Fund.

It will be a chance to meet the Treebourne team, find out about the project and how you can get involved by becoming a ‘Tree Champion’.

Join Treebourne on the grass just to the east of the pier (opposite Queen’s Hotel, and the junction of Grand Parade and Queens Gardens) on Saturday 4 December between 10am and 12pm.

Adam Rose, co-leader of Treebourne said: “The planting of this first tree represents the beginning of one of our most exciting projects yet, and one which will transform many of Eastbourne’s streets over the next two years. The programme will focus on areas where the current tree cover is low, bringing with it many benefits to health and wellbeing, as well as increased wildlife, improved air quality and CO2 reduction.

The project is one of several organised by Treebourne as they aim to get 100,000 trees planted in and around Eastbourne over the next decade. Last year, they planted 14,000 saplings in Sevenoaks Recreation Ground and Tugwell Park, and this year they’ve kicked off Seeds4Kids, a ground-breaking programme working with local schoolchildren to grow trees from seeds they collect.

For more information visit treebourne.org