• November 2021: Thatcham's first Tiny Forest is planted (Photo credit Earthwatch Europe)

  • November 2021: Volunteers after planting the Tiny Forest (Photo credit Earthwatch Europe)

Planted: 26 November 2021

West Berkshire Community Hospital

Location: Thatcham

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Welcome to our Tiny Forest

Thatcham's first Tiny Forest was planted on 26 November 2021 by local volunteers, hospital staff and patients. It was funded by DEFRA, in collaboration with the West Berkshire Community Hospital Trust who provided the land. There is an outdoor classroom area that can be used by staff, patients and visitors of the hospital.

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Land Owner:

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

How can I get involved with this forest?

  • Volunteer or become a Tree Keeper – Volunteer to help care for this Tiny Forest with opportunities ranging from surveying to maintaining the forest. Get in touch to take part.
  • Survey this Tiny Forest – Help scientists collect data on the benefits a Tiny Forest can provide, such as how much carbon is captured and the biodiversity of the forest. Get in touch to take part.
  • Events – Find out what’s on for children and adults in the Upcoming Events box.
  • Support Tiny Forest – Help support ongoing community engagement and activity at this forest by donating to the project.

Planting Information

Volunteer Group, Local Residents
26 November 2021
Species Planted in the Forest: Apple, crab(Malus sylvestris)  |  Beech, common(Fagus sylvatica)  |  Birch, silver(Betula pendula)  |  Blackthorn(Prunus spinosa)  |  Broom(Cytisus scoparius)  |  Cherry, wild(Prunus avium)  |  Dog Rose(Rosa canina)  |  Gorse(Ulex europaeus)  |  Hawthorn(Crataegus monogyna)  |  Hazel(Corylus avellana)  |  Holly(Ilex aquifolium)  |  Hornbeam(Carpinus betulus)  |  Lime, large-leaved(Tilia platyphyllos)  |  Lime, small-leaved(Tilia cordata)  |  Oak, sessile(Quercus petraea)  |  Rowan(Sorbus aucuparia)  |  Wild service tree(Sorbus torminalis)
{ lat: 51.40524, lng: -1.29289 }& { lat: 51.40526, lng: -1.29285 }& { lat: 51.40526, lng: -1.29269 }& { lat: 51.40518, lng: -1.29263 }& { lat: 51.40515, lng: -1.29275 }& { lat: 51.40513, lng: -1.29289 }& { lat: 51.40524, lng: -1.29289 },

Tiny Forest Location:

  • West Berkshire Community Hospital
  • London Road
  • Benham Hill
  • Thatcham
  • RG18 3AS
  • United Kingdom
  • GPS: 51.405195,-1.292495
  • 01635 273322

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