• Photo credit - William Torbitt School

  • Photo credit - William Torbitt School

  • Photo credit - William Torbitt School

  • Photo credit - William Torbitt School

  • Photo credit - William Torbitt School

Planted: 15 March 2022

William Torbitt

Location: Ilford

Welcome to our Tiny Forest

William Torbitt Primary School has planted the London Borough of Redbridge’s first Tiny Forest! Children at William Torbitt Primary School were able to plant 600 plants from 21 species including Heather, Holly, Rowan, Oak and Dog Rose. On Tuesday 15th March during British Science Week, each pupil in Year 3, 4 and 6 worked together to carefully plant a range of trees and shrubs to form a Tiny Forest. Back in February 2022, William Torbitt planted 5 trees provided by Redbridge Council and 250 from NatWest Bank. All of the trees will be logged towards the Queen’s Green Canopy Initiative designed to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

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Planting Information

School Children
15 March 2022
Species Planted in the Forest: Alder(Alnus glutinosa)  |  Alder buckthorn(Frangula alnus)  |  Apple, crab(Malus sylvestris)  |  Beech, common(Fagus sylvatica)  |  Birch, downy(Betula pubescens)  |  Birch, silver(Betula pendula)  |  Blackthorn(Prunus spinosa)  |  Broom(Cytisus scoparius)  |  Cherry, wild(Prunus avium)  |  Dog Rose(Rosa canina)  |  Hawthorn(Crataegus monogyna)  |  Hazel(Corylus avellana)  |  Heather(Calluna vulgaris)  |  Holly(Ilex aquifolium)  |  Hornbeam(Carpinus betulus)  |  Lime, small-leaved(Tilia cordata)  |  Oak, english(Quercus robur)  |  Oak, sessile(Quercus petraea)  |  Rowan(Sorbus aucuparia)  |  Willow, goat(Salix caprea)  |  Willow, grey(Salix cinerea subsp. Oleifolia)
{ lat: 51.5785149, lng: 0.096954 }

Tiny Forest Location:

  • William Torbitt Primary School
  • Eastern Ave
  • Ilford
  • IG2 7SS
  • United Kingdom
  • GPS: 51.5785149,0.096954

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