A new tree-lined avenue is starting to take root in Sompting thanks to Adur District Council.
Councillors, Council staff and representatives of the community joined to plant the first of 24 new Ornamental Pear saplings in Test Road this week.
The Council-funded project is part of wider efforts to improve biodiversity, support the environment and make the area more attractive to residents.
The first of these bee-friendly trees was put in place this week at a special ceremonial event led by Adur Chairman George Barton.
Cllr Barton said: “It is a real honour to have been able to play such a prominent role in turning this long straight road into an attractive avenue bursting with colour and wildlife.
“I look forward to seeing the rest of the project take shape over the next coming weeks and the trees grow and blossom for many years to come. I hope this is the first of many green initiatives in Sompting and the rest of the district.”
The scheme has been funded by Adur District Council with support from its parks and foreshore team.
Special thanks go to local firm Gardner and Scardifield Ltd who donated a ceremonial spade while representatives from Adur Arbor, a district-wide tree planting initiative, also attended.