• October 2021: Edinburgh's first Wee Forest is planted (Photo credit Ross Woodside)

  • October 2021: First tree saplings ready to be planted (Photo credit Ross Woodside)

  • October 2021: Volunteers planting the tree saplings (Photo credit Ross Woodside)

Planted: 14 October 2021

West Pilton Park

Location: Edinburgh

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Welcome to our Tiny Forest

Edinburgh's first Wee Forest was planted on 14 October 2021 by local residents and volunteers, alongside three Primary School classes from the local schools. It is located in West Pilton Park and was funded by NatureScot, in collaboration with the City of Edinburgh Council who provided the land.

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Planting Information

Local Residents
14 October 2021
Species Planted in the Forest: Apple, crab(Malus sylvestris)  |  Birch, downy(Betula pubescens)  |  Birch, silver(Betula pendula)  |  Blackthorn(Prunus spinosa)  |  Broom(Cytisus scoparius)  |  Cherry, bird(Prunus padus)  |  Cherry, wild(Prunus avium)  |  Dog Rose(Rosa canina)  |  Elder(Sambucus nigra)  |  Gorse(Ulex europaeus)  |  Hawthorn(Crataegus monogyna)  |  Hazel(Corylus avellana)  |  Oak, english(Quercus robur)  |  Oak, sessile(Quercus petraea)  |  Pine, scots(Pinus sylvestris)  |  Rowan(Sorbus aucuparia)  |  Willow, goat(Salix caprea)
{ lat: 55.971148, lng: -3.2481873 }& { lat: 55.970937, lng: -3.2481122 }& { lat: 55.970883, lng: -3.2478386 }& { lat: 55.971026, lng: -3.2478976 }& { lat: 55.971100, lng: -3.2480559 }

Tiny Forest Location:

  • West Pilton Park
  • West Pilton Avenue
  • Edinburgh
  • EH4 4BU
  • United Kingdom
  • GPS: 55.970752,-3.2481360

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