We have worked with environmental charity Earthwatch Europe, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and MINI Electric to bring a Tiny Forest to Holt Drive in Loughborough. 

A Tiny Forest is a dense, fast-growing woodland made up of 600 native trees planted in an area the size of a tennis court.

They provide a range of benefits to the local wildlife and the community by connecting people with nature, raising awareness of the environment, and helping to mitigate the impacts of climate change.

The project is being funded by DEFRA’s Green Recovery Fund Challenge and MINI Electric. A total of 18 native tree species will be planted on site, including oak, elm, hazel, lime, rowan and birch.

The planting method used for a Tiny Forest, encourages fast tree growth by planting native trees closely together without the use of chemicals or fertilisers.

There are currently 48 Tiny Forests in the UK so far and the Earthwatch is aiming to establish 150 Tiny Forests in the UK by 2024.

More information about the project, please visit the Tiny Forest website.

Tiny Forest 

Last updated: Mon 10th January, 2022 @ 12:19