How Witney’s Community came together to plant a tiny forest to boost biodiversity – Witney Town Council

Posted on 6th October, 2021

Having declared a climate emergency in 2019, the opportunity to pioneer an exciting joint project, a first in the UK, was one that we, as a forward-looking council and energetic community, absolutely could not turn down.

A Tiny Forest is a densely planted, fast-growing native woodland usually sited in built-up areas. It’s around the size of a tennis court and 3000 of them exist worldwide. The chance to have the very first one in the UK came from Earthwatch, an international charity who offer nature-based solutions to boost biodiversity.

Our Tiny Forest directly supports key elements of the Town Council’s climate and biodiversity strategies, and its secondary aim to maintain the town as a green and pleasant place to live.

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