At the beginning of February 2021, members of Friends of Lewes Trees Committee helped to plant a new wildlife hedge alongside the fence at Jubilee Gardens Open Space, off Juggs Road, Lewes. The 200 whips used are all native trees and include Field Maple, Hornbeam, Spindle, Blackthorn, Downy Birch, Silver Birch, Pedunculate Oak, Hawthorn, Dog Rose and Hazel.
The trees were funded through a “Beelines” grant from South Downs National Park Trust as part of their campaign to create new wildlife corridors to link habitats and make it easier for pollinators to flourish. The project was another successful collaboration between Lewes Urban Arboretum and Lewes District Council and we are grateful for the support of Chris Bibb, LDC Specialist Adviser, and Jan Knowlson, SDNP Ranger. Thanks also to Matthew Stuart of Bonny’s Wood, for delivering the mulch for the hedge.
The hedge-planting is one of several activities that have been planned towards meeting two of the Friends of Lewes “Climate Action” goals for 2020 and beyond: increasing our tree canopy cover; and improving our environment, increasing biodiversity and mitigating the risks resulting from climate change by collaborating with other Lewes-based groups with such aims. Find out more about our goals
Hedge planting at Jubilee Gardens, Lewes [Map]