Trees for Shade project launches in West Sussex

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A ‘SHADY scheme’ has just been relaunched in West Sussex.

The county council is working with Southern Water on the Trees for Shade project, aimed at helping schools and community groups to cut their carbon footprint.

“It will give schools and communities the opportunity to reduce their carbon emissions by planting trees, also providing shade from the sun during the summer months,” said a statement by the county council.

Southern Water had provided the money to carry out the project over the next two years, highlighting the importance of trees and woodland, their role in the environment and adapting to climate change.

Eighty-nine schools benefited from the scheme before it initially ended in 2009.

Communities also benefited with trees planted in parks, recreation areas and community open spaces.

For more information, visit www.westsussex.gov.uk and search ‘Trees for Shade’.