• February 2021: The Tiny Forest at Meadow Lane is planted (Photo credit Earthwatch Europe)

  • February 2021: Outdoor classroom area (Photo credit Earthwatch Europe)

  • March 2021: Planted saplings (Photo credit Ben Preston, Meadow Lane)

  • April 2021: New leaves after two months (Photo credit Bath Spa University)

Planted: 04 February 2021

Meadow Lane, Oxford

Location: Oxford

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Welcome to our Tiny Forest

Meadow Lane's Tiny Forest was planted on 4 February 2021 by local contractors (in line with Covid restrictions). It is part of Meadow Lane Nature Park and is located close to the River Thames. This Tiny Forest was funded by the DEFRA Green Recovery Challenge Fund, in collaboration with Oxford City Council. There is an outdoor classroom area that can be used by both schools and local residents.

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Upcoming Events

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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

Landscape contractors
04 February 2021
Species Planted in the Forest: Alder(Alnus glutinosa)  |  Alder buckthorn(Frangula alnus)  |  Apple, crab(Malus sylvestris)  |  Birch, silver(Betula pendula)  |  Blackthorn(Prunus spinosa)  |  Cherry, wild(Prunus avium)  |  Dog Rose(Rosa canina)  |  Elder(Sambucus nigra)  |  Elm, wych(Ulmus glabra)  |  Guelder, rose(Viburnum opulus)  |  Hawthorn(Crataegus monogyna)  |  Hazel(Corylus avellana)  |  Hornbeam(Carpinus betulus)  |  Lime, small-leaved(Tilia cordata)  |  Oak, english(Quercus robur)  |  Oak, sessile(Quercus petraea)  |  Poplar, black(Poplus nigra)  |  Wild service tree(Sorbus torminalis)  |  Willow, goat(Salix caprea)
{ lat: 51.73478, lng: -1.24026 }& { lat: 51.73479, lng: -1.2402 }& { lat: 51.73476, lng: -1.24018 }& { lat: 51.73481, lng: -1.23989 }& { lat: 51.73476, lng: -1.23988 }& { lat: 51.73476, lng: -1.23993 }& { lat: 51.73473, lng: -1.23992 }& { lat: 51.73468, lng: -1.24021 }& { lat: 51.73478, lng: -1.24026 },

Tiny Forest Location:

  • Meadow Lane Nature Park
  • Meadow Lane
  • Oxford
  • OX4 4BL
  • United Kingdom
  • GPS: 51.734778, -1.239861
  • Oxford City Council: 01865 252240

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