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Grow a Tiny Forest

Why do we need Tiny Forest?

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. They 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. 

Help mitigate the effects of the climate crisis, one Tiny Forest at a time.

Introducing Tiny Forest 

Δ 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.

Δ We engage with local communities to plant, maintain and monitor their forest over time. The forests reconnect people with nature and raise awareness of climate change.

Δ  Environmental and social data is collected for every forest we plant, this helps us assess the benefits they provide over time and between different forests.

Grow a Tiny Forest with us

We have various partnership and funding options to help you establish a Tiny Forest, get in touch to find out how you can get involved.

Excited about Tiny Forest? You can help us plant more trees by making a donation to Earthwatch.

Tiny Forests can support society and wellbeing

Tiny Forest can connect people with nature in their local area and support general wellbeing. They offer a place to relax, watch wildlife and an educational resource.

Each forest is expected to engage:

Δ Up to 100 volunteers on planting and monitoring days

Δ 4-6 volunteers as a Keeper Team to care the forest

Δ The wider community, visitors and school children as an inspiring place to enjoy nature

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Δ 600 trees planted densely in a tennis-court size plot, maximising benefits per m2 of land

Δ Planting method encourages accelerated forest development and uses no chemicals or fertilisers

Δ Low management and maintenance requirements after the first two years

Δ Rich biodiversity, capable of attracting over 500 animal and plant species within the first 3 years

Δ A nature-rich accessible green space and outdoor classroom for people to reconnect with nature

Δ Monitoring data gathered by citizen scientists to help understand how Tiny Forests develop, and quantify the climate benefits

Δ Links to business sustainability, corporate social responsibility (CSR), and environmental, social corporate governance (ESG)



Tiny Forest so far

The 2020/21 tree planting season is now complete and we have planted 49 forests across the UK! From Glasgow to London, and many places in between.

Through the Tiny Forest programme, we have been able to work with 21 incredible partners. Including Fever-Tree, MINI UK, OVO Foundation, local councils and schools. 

Search for a Tiny Forest on our interactive map.

Get involved                      

Earthwatch is the only UK partner of IVN, the organisation leading the Tiny Forest movement. We aim to establish over 150 forests in the UK by 2023.

We are seeking visionary sponsors and landowners to help us make this aim a reality.

Grow a Tiny Forest with us

Restore nature to your neighbourhood. We have various partnership and funding options available to help you establish a Tiny Forest, find out how you can get involved.

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Connecting communities across the UK with the wildlife already on their doorstep. 

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Create thriving cities which support economic growth, enhance peoples' well-being and are climate-proof.


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