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Trees for the Downs

Trees for the Downs

Planting 100,000 trees over the next five years

With more woodland than any other National Park in England or Wales, trees form a vital part of our precious South Downs landscape.

Pests and diseases like ash dieback and Dutch elm disease are growing concerns and threaten a significant number of trees nationally, including in the South Downs National Park.

After a tremendous response to our initial 2020 appeal, Trees for the Downs will now look to plant 100,000 trees over the next 5 years, in community spaces, along roads and popular walking routes.

By planting a mix of tree species, including disease-resistant elm, we can ReNature the South Downs and ensure there is a healthy treescape for future generations of people, wildlife and plants to enjoy.

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"The Downs...too much for one pair of eyes, enough to float a whole population in happiness."