Tiny Forest To Be Planted In Flitwick
January 11, 2024
The Town Council is excited to be creating the first Tiny Forest in Flitwick next month.
Hinksley Road Recreation Ground will be home to the Tiny Forest; a dense and fast-growing native woodland created from up to 600 native trees planted in an area the size of a tennis court.
Tiny Forests help mitigate the impact of climate change and provide a natural habitat for wildlife that can attract over 500 animal and plant species within the first 3 years!
Funded by Central Bedfordshire Council via the Local Authority Treescapes Fund (LATF), and delivered by environmental charity Earthwatch Europe, we hope the local community will get involved with the project and help with planting trees in February – date to be announced soon!
We plan to have benches in the centre of the Tiny Forest where people can relax and enjoy the surroundings, and for schools to use for outdoor learning.
The site of the Tiny Forest will be on the grassed area to the left of the entrance by the Sea Cadet Hall (opposite end to the play area). To prepare the ground for planting, you’ll notice some digging machinery on site on 29th January.
To find out more about Tiny Forests visit> https://earthwatch.org.uk/program/tiny-forest/