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Jessica Rees
Sustainability and Engagement Officer
2 minute read

Our Chailey site is now a greener space for staff and patients. On Monday 5th February, the Care Without Carbon team, and NHS Sussex Sustainability team, joined colleagues at Chailey Clinical Services to plant over 80 trees on site.

 

2 people planting tree sapling in soil

 

Provided by NHS Forest, the team planted trees from the Wellbeing Bundle, which included Silver Birch, Cherry Tree and Rowan tree saplings. These saplings are perfect for creating an aesthetic green space around the site, benefitting the health and wellbeing of all our patients, staff, and visitors.

Silver Birch –Silver Birch trees are very beneficial for soil, the roots spread far and bring nutrients deep into the tree. When the leaves drop, the nutrients enter back into the soil, keeping it healthy.

Cherry Tree – These spring flowers provide an early source of nectar and pollen to bees, whilst the cherries offer food to mammals and birds.

RowanAfter successful pollination with insects, the flowers develop into attractive scarlet fruits, seeds from these fruits are dispersed by birds which can propagate more trees.

Tree planting is one way we are working to create more sustainable healthcare. Exactly how we will continue to support our environment, reduce emissions and enhance green spaces is set out in our Green Plans for each trust.

You too can support our journey to Net Zero Carbon by adding your voice to 'Together to Zero' for change.

 

rows of new saplings in a field