• March 2021: Tiny Forest planting day (Photo credit Thames Water)

  • March 2021: Thames Water volunteers (Photo credit Thames Water)

  • March 2021: Thames Water staff planting (Photo credit Earthwatch Europe)

  • March 2021: Tagged saplings (Photo credit Earthwatch Europe)

  • March 2021: Tiny Forest deer fencing (Photo credit Earthwatch Europe)

Planted: 26 March 2021

Moor Lane, Speen (Northern - Excavated)

Location: Newbury

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Welcome to our Tiny Forest

Newbury's first Tiny Forests were planted on 26 March 2021, in the fields next to Moor Lane in Speen. At this location we have planted two identically-shaped Tiny Forests next to each other, but each one has undergone a different soil preparation method. The Northern site (funded by the DEFRA Green Recovery Challenge Fund) was fully excavated to 1 metre, whereas the southern site (funded by Thames Water) was rotavated to 30cm. We will be monitoring the two sites closely to see if the different soil preparation methods have an effect on the growth and development of the forests.

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Planting Information

Planted
By:
Landscape contractors
Planting
Date:
26 March 2021
Planted
Area:
202m2
Classroom
Area:
21m2
Featured
Pathways:
No
Species Planted in the Forest: Alder(Alnus glutinosa)  |  Alder buckthorn(Frangula alnus)  |  Apple, crab(Malus sylvestris)  |  Birch, downy(Betula pubescens)  |  Birch, silver(Betula pendula)  |  Cherry, wild(Prunus avium)  |  Dog Rose(Rosa canina)  |  Elder(Sambucus nigra)  |  Elm, wych(Ulmus glabra)  |  Hawthorn(Crataegus monogyna)  |  Hazel(Corylus avellana)  |  Holly(Ilex aquifolium)  |  Hornbeam(Carpinus betulus)  |  Lime, small-leaved(Tilia cordata)  |  Oak, english(Quercus robur)  |  Oak, sessile(Quercus petraea)  |  Wild service tree(Sorbus torminalis)  |  Willow, goat(Salix caprea)  |  Willow, grey(Salix cinerea subsp. Oleifolia)
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Tiny Forest Location:

  • Moor Lane
  • Speen
  • Newbury
  • RG14 1RU
  • United Kingdom
  • GPS: 51.405050, -1.341114
  • Thames Water This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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