Steyning For Trees (SFT) is a new  community group  formed to help fight climate change by promoting the planting of more trees. Trees are also vital for the beauty of our town and landscape  – and our mental wellbeing. The Steyning Society is keen to support SFT and the Society has provided a grant to assist their work. The aims of this group complement that of the Steyning Society and so it has been agreed that SFT should be affiliated to the Society.

At the October Steyning market SFT gave away 240 trees and hedges (Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Hazel and Crab Apple) to gardeners, sourced from The Woodland Trust . They are now working, with the Parish Council to undertake tree planting on selected green spaces in Steyning owned by the Parish.

SFT are  working closely with other organisations including  The Woodland Trust and the Council for the Protection of Rural England. However, they are  also very dependent on local volunteers for committee work, planting and funding. If you think you can help then please contact: g_gordon@talk21.com