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Tiny Forest

A dense, urban forest that fights the impact of climate change

Why do we need Tiny Forests?

Planting trees is one of the most effective ways of taking carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.

Our cities are increasingly vulnerable to the consequences of the climate crisis, including more severe and frequent floods and heatwaves, and loss of biodiversity.

Nature-based solutions such as Tiny Forests can help mitigate the impacts of climate change, support urban wildlife, and reconnect people with nature.

Tiny Forests provide direct links to local government and businesses’ climate and biodiversity strategies.

What is Earthwatch doing?

Earthwatch is the only UK partner of IVN, the organisation leading the Tiny Forest movement. Using a technique developed over the past 40 years, we aim to plant 100 forests in the UK by 2023.

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

High impact, small footprint

Just four years after planting, a single Tiny Forest will:

Absorb 450-600kg of carbon: up to 30x better absorption compared to other tree-planting schemes

Attract more than 500 species of plants and animals

Process 30,000 litres of rain

Improve air quality by reducing polluting floating particulates by up to 10%

Up to 30x better noise reduction compared to other tree-planting schemes

How does a Tiny Forest work?

600 native trees planted in a tennis court size plot.

Up to 30 times more dense than conventional tree plantings, maximising benefits per hectare of land.

A fast growing forest, 10 times faster than regular forests due to the planting & management methodology.

A new dense green space with low management requirements, becoming maintenance free after three years.

Chemical and fertiliser free forest that sustains itself once established, and supports local biodiversity.

Plant a Tiny Forest

Contact us to get involved in this ground-breaking new initiative.

Nature in cities

Learn more about our research into making cities thriving places to live and work.

Climate-proof cities

Creating a thriving city which supports economic growth, enhances peoples' well-being and is climate-proof, requires innovative and collaborative solutions.

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