Harry Grout

Brighton & Hove Tree Festival 

The programme for Brighton & Hove Tree Festival is coming to the city on Thurs 11 – Fri 12 and Thurs 18 – Fri 19 May. It offers a host of inclusive events, with the aim of raising awareness of the immense value of trees to our lived environment.

“The first Brighton & Hove Tree festival promises to be a fantastic event for the whole community to enjoy,” said volunteer steering group member, Vivienne Barton. “We have a packed programme lined up – from tours of the city’s unique elms to pollinator workshops where children can learn how to make their own habitats. 

David Giffiths

“There will be music and poetry from performers including acclaimed musician and songwriter Robb Johnson and the chance to find out more about the wildlife which relies on our city’s trees.”

All Brighton & Hove Tree Festival events are free to attend, although some event places are limited, so registration is recommended. As well as the varied programme, there are opportunities to get involved before the festival and throughout May with tree trails, a festival photography competition ‘I Love This Tree Because’ and the Champion School Trees project.

“Trees do so much for us, from improving our health and wellbeing to helping us fight climate change,” said Penny Hudd from CPRE Sussex. “This is an opportunity to celebrate all that trees give us and learn more about the fantastic specimens on our doorsteps in Brighton & Hove.”

Gary J Stearman

Organised by a team of volunteers and supported by CPRE Sussex, the Sussex countryside charity, the Brighton & Hove Tree Festival is sponsored by Connick Tree Care, Hanningtons Brighton and Rampion Offshore Wind.

For the full programme of events, visit: www.cpresussex.org.uk/tree-festival

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