On 9th December 5th year students at Buckingham Park Primary school, Shoreham by Sea planted Rowan trees and an Indian Bean Tree on school grounds with the help of arborist Peter Whish who also talked to them about the importance of trees and sustainability. Staff from RLF and Garden Sage nurseries planted a further 18 trees, plums, silver birches, cherry, acers and a liquid amber tree on school grounds. These varieties, selected and planned by arborist Liam Lord, will provide fruit, interesting leaves, flowers and colour bark types to engage the students as well as develop biodiversity. The project was paid for by parents and local businesses via our successful crowdfunding campaign we ran this year, as well as grant funding from The Sussex Community Foundation. We’ll be providing a plan for the students to look after the trees so they and the teachers have more opportunity to get outdoors and connect with nature. Special thanks to donors and sponsors RLF, Aviva Community Fund, Co-Op Shoreham, Dudman Group, Helme & Hallett, Brighton City Airport, Bailey Solutions Ltd, Adur & Worthing Council environment team, the Crowdfunder team and our very own TreeAction volunteers who made this all possible.