An exciting opportunity has arisen to improve Carden Park for people and wildlife.
2,000 trees and shrubs were planted during spring 2021 by members of the City Parks Ranger team with support from Brighton & Hove City Council Tree Planting Officers. A further 6,000 will be planted over the coming years.
Unfortunately, we were unable to involve the public during Phase 1 due to COVID-19 restrictions, but we look forward to local people getting involved (restrictions allowing) from this summer onwards.
If you're interested in becoming a volunteer on the site, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include ‘Carden Hill Tree Planting’ in the title.
The ‘Woodland Edges’ will be planted with trees and shrubs that form a lower fruiting/flowering canopy that fringes the main planting areas.
A printed version of these plans can be viewed in the Old Boat Community Centre during opening hours. A3 laminated signs are displayed near the planting site and a version is shown below.
We also plan to restore flower-rich chalk grassland by introducing sheep grazing and create a flower-rich ‘B-Bank’ for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators.
This forms part of our response to the biodiversity and climate emergencies and supports our objectives to become a carbon-neutral city by the year 2030.
The council welcomes your feedback regarding these proposals. To comment, send an email to email@example.com with ‘Carden Hill Tree Planting’ in the title.