We aim to establish Tiny Forests which are also promoted and supported by Earthwatch Australia.
What are Tiny Forests?
- 600 trees planted densely in a tennis-court size plot, maximising benefits per m2 of land
- Planting method encourages accelerated forest development and uses no chemicals or fertilisers
- Low management and maintenance requirements after the first 2 years
- Rich biodiversity, capable of attracting over 500 animal and plant species within the first 3 years
- A nature-rich accessible green space and outdoor classroom for people to reconnect with nature
- Monitoring data gathered by citizen scientists to help understand how Tiny Forests develop, and quantify the climate benefits
- Links to business sustainability, corporate social responsibility (CSR), and environmental, social corporate governance (ESG)
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:
- Up to 100 volunteers on planting and monitoring days
- 4-6 volunteers as a Keeper Team to care the forest
- The wider community, visitors and school children as an inspiring place to enjoy nature