Street Trees for Hassocks
Hassocks Tree Planting Scheme
Would you like a tree planted in the verge outside of your house?
If you live on a road maintained by West Sussex County Council and are willing to commit to watering a new tree, Hassocks Parish Council has agreed a budget for 2024/5 to continue to fund the planting of trees on grass verges in Hassocks again this year.
You can register your interest by:
Telephone: 01273 842714
In person/by letter: Hassocks Parish Council, Parish Centre, Adastra Park, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QH
A list of available tree species which you can choose from can be found by clicking here, and further details about the WSCC Donate a Tree Scheme in general can be found by clicking the following link – Donate a Tree Scheme – West Sussex County Council.
The closing date for registering is Friday 28 June 2024.
What is the Hassocks Street Tree Planting Scheme?
Many residents will be familiar with the Hassocks Street Tree Planting Scheme which Hassocks Parish Council has been supporting since 2008.
To enable Hassocks to benefit from the planting of several new trees every year, the Parish Council funds a proportion of the cost to WSCC for each tree, this is currently set at £236.20 per tree. Funding has been provided by Hassocks Parish Council for over 400 trees since the project started, with much welcomed additional funds from community organisations including Hassocks Community Organisation as well as some individual donations. All additional funds help to increase the number of trees that can be planted each year and are therefore greatly appreciated; anyone wishing to make a donation can do so by contacting the Parish Office.
Hassocks Parish Council remains committed to providing a budget for additional trees around the village for 2024/5 and would like to invite any residents who would like a tree to register their interest with the Parish Council Office in any of the ways described above before Friday 28 June 2024.
The register of applications for a tree will be collated and passed onto the WSCC Arboriculturalist team. A member of the team will then make a site assessment of each location to confirm that it is suitable for a tree and the County Council will arrange to supply and plant the trees in all approved locations during the Winter.
This is also open to any requests for the replacement of verge trees that have been removed or have died.