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We’ve teamed up with Earthwatch to support Tiny Forests

Tuesday 30th March 2021

We know how important it is to put nature first and support natural habitats within urban areas. It helps to prevent flooding, heat stress and loss of biodiversity! So, we are very excited to announce that we have partnered with Earthwatch Europe to support the Tiny Forest programme in the UK by planting 4 forests!

EarthWatch in a Tiny Forest
Earthwatch staff spend a day monitoring in the Tiny Forest at Tychwood

A Tiny Forest is a dense fast-growing native woodland, based on an established forest management method developed in the 1970s by Dr Akira Miyawaki.

Each Tiny Forest will include 600 trees which are planted densely in a tennis-court size plot, maximising benefits per m2 of land. Following organic principles, the planting method encourages accelerated forest development and uses no chemicals or fertilisers.

Full of rich biodiversity, they are capable of attracting over 500 animal and plant species within the first 3 years! Not forgetting that they will each offer an accessible green space and outdoor classroom, for local communities to reconnect with nature and give them the inspiration, knowledge and skills to help protect our natural world.

Tiny Forest visitors
The UK’s first Tiny Forest had some visitors in the summer of 2020!

Over the next few months we will be taking you on the journey of sourcing our plots and planting each nature rich Tiny Forest. We will also be showcasing simple ways you can put nature first and continue to support our natural biodiversity and wildlife.

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