Planted: 08 March 2022

Pease Park

Location: Pontefract

Welcome to our Tiny Forest

As part of Wakefield Council’s woodland creation programme, they have teamed up with environmental charity Earthwatch Europe to create a Tiny Forest in a corner of Pease Park, Pontefract. The Tiny Forest project will help people learn about and reconnect with nature and involves the local community in helping plant and look after the forest. Schools will be encouraged to use the Tiny Forest as an outdoor classroom. The forest was planted in the shape of an amphitheatre. The Council is planting nearly 60,000 trees this winter and aiming for 600,000 by 2025 and 3 million by 2050. More than 600 trees will be planted in Pease Park as part of the programme.

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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
08 March 2022
Species Planted in the Forest: Apple, crab(Malus sylvestris)  |  Beech, common(Fagus sylvatica)  |  Birch, downy(Betula pubescens)  |  Birch, silver(Betula pendula)  |  Blackthorn(Prunus spinosa)  |  Dog Rose(Rosa canina)  |  Elm, wych(Ulmus glabra)  |  Hawthorn(Crataegus monogyna)  |  Hazel(Corylus avellana)  |  Lime, small-leaved(Tilia cordata)  |  Oak, english(Quercus robur)  |  Oak, sessile(Quercus petraea)  |  Wayfaring tree(Viburnum lantana)  |  Willow, goat(Salix caprea)
{ lat: 53.687514, lng: -1.302826 }

Tiny Forest Location:

  • Pease Park
  • Harewood Ave
  • Pontefract
  • WF8 2AG
  • United Kingdom
  • GPS: 53.687514, -1.302826

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