Autumnal Tree
Jessica Rees
Sustainability and Engagement Officer
2 minute read

The UK's largest tree celebration, National Tree Week, takes place from Saturday 25th November to Friday 3rd December. This annual event, created by The Tree Council, is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of trees for our environment and wellbeing.

Trees are the Heroes of Nature, they play an important role in the environment, from improving air quality with the ability to absorb carbon dioxide and produce oxygen, to providing habitats and food for wildlife as well as bringing happiness and peace to us humans.

Be at one with nature

You can get involved in planting season by downloading the National Tree Week step-by-step guide on tree and hedge planting. This guide gives you tips and tricks on how to plant a perfect tree, to make best use of the space you have.

If planting is not possible for you, why not throw a tree party! By following The Tree Council's guide, you can throw the perfect tree party with your family, friends and community. Celebrate the trees and make the most of tree time if you have an hour or two to connect with nature. Being in nature and green environments is great for physical and mental health.

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How we're making a difference

Working with NHS trusts in Sussex, we have ordered over 100 trees via NHS Forest that are set to arrive and be planted in the new year. These trees will increase the biodiversity on our sites and offer staff, patients and visitors a relaxing space outdoors.

Trees play an important role in creating a greener future, often referred to as natures lungs, they purify the air around us. Planting trees supports several Care Without Carbon elements in our Green Plans including, climate adaptation, wellbeing, and places. Trees at our healthcare sites will provide advantages such as reducing air pollution, offering privacy, and cooling, and aiding with wildlife habitats and nature connectedness. Additionally, contributing to the health and well-being of staff, patients, and the wider community.


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