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Monday, 08 March 2021 14:28

London to get its first-ever Tiny Forest through partnership between Fever-Tree and environmental charity Earthwatch Europe

Fever-Tree, the world’s leading premium mixer brand, together with environmental charity Earthwatch Europe and Hammersmith & Fulham council, is planting London’s first Tiny Forest in Hammersmith Park, West London, on Monday 8th March 2021.

SUPER TINY, SUPER POWERFUL

Tiny Forest is an innovative urban tree planting project, with the aim of reconnecting people with nature and providing a new nature-rich habitat to support urban wildlife.

Environmental issues such as flooding, heat stress and loss of biodiversity are increasingly affecting urban areas. Creating thriving and climate-resilient urban areas that support economic growth, whilst also enhancing livelihoods and wellbeing, is a considerable challenge.

Tiny Forest can play a part in facing this challenge. It bring the benefits of a forest – reconnecting people with nature and raising awareness, helping to mitigate the impacts of climate change, as well as providing nature-rich habitat patches to support urban wildlife – right into the heart of our cities and urban spaces.

The Fever-Tree Tiny Forest will be a dense, fast-growing woodland consisting of 600 trees planted in an area the size of a tennis court, contributing to the regeneration of derelict park land.

It is capable of enriching biodiversity, attracting over 500 animal and plant species within the first three years and improving air quality.

Following planting day on Monday 8th March, volunteers from Fever-Tree and the local community will continue to maintain the land as the Tiny Forest grows into a valuable green space in West London.

Jess Ainley, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Manager at Fever-Tree says: “Urban tree planting has a huge role to play in enriching biodiversity in our cities as well as helping to protect against the impacts of climate change. Fever-Tree is so proud to be planting London’s first Tiny Forest, just down the road from our head office and in doing so creating a green space for local community and nature to thrive in.”   

Clara Stevenson, Director of Programmes and Partnerships at Earthwatch Europe says: “Like many cities, London faces urgent environmental challenges, which also pose threats to the health and well-being of those who live in and visit the capital. Tiny Forest provides rich opportunities for connecting people with the environment, giving them the inspiration, knowledge and skills to help protect our natural world. We are delighted to partner with Fever-Tree and Hammersmith & Fulham Council to bring London’s first Tiny Forest into the heart of this urban community.”

Cllr Wesley Harcourt, H&F Cabinet Member for Environment says: “We’re delighted to be working with Fever-Tree and Earthwatch Europe on delivering London’s first Tiny Forest – a new green space that will provide a vital refuge for people and nature. Every tree in our borough plays a vital role offsetting the daily carbon emissions produced by people. So this project is a great example of how a tiny change has the potential to make a huge difference.”

 

 

 

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