• February 2021: Leicester's first Tiny Forest is planted (Photo credit Continental Landscapes)

  • February 2021: Planting day (Photo credit Leicester City Council)

  • February 2021: Queensmead students (Photo credit Leicester City Council)

  • February 2021: Students planting saplings (Photo credit Leicester City Council)

Planted: 26 February 2021

Queensmead Playing Field

Location: Leicester

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Welcome to our Tiny Forest

Leicester's first Tiny Forest was planted on 26 February 2021 in Queensmead playing field. It was planted by around 100 key worker school children and staff from Queensmead Primary Academy and was funded by the OVO Foundation, in collaboration with Leicester City Council. The forest will play an important role in supporting the school’s environmental education.

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Land Owner:


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How can I get involved with this forest?

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Planting Information

Planted
By:
Landscape contractors
Planting
Date:
26 February 2021
Planted
Area:
205m2
Classroom
Area:
18m2
Featured
Pathways:
No
Species Planted in the Forest: Alder buckthorn(Frangula alnus)  |  Apple, crab(Malus sylvestris)  |  Beech, common(Fagus sylvatica)  |  Birch, downy(Betula pubescens)  |  Birch, silver(Betula pendula)  |  Blackthorn(Prunus spinosa)  |  Cherry, wild(Prunus avium)  |  Dog Rose(Rosa canina)  |  Elm, wych(Ulmus glabra)  |  Guelder, rose(Viburnum opulus)  |  Hawthorn(Crataegus monogyna)  |  Hazel(Corylus avellana)  |  Heather(Calluna vulgaris)  |  Holly(Ilex aquifolium)  |  Hornbeam(Carpinus betulus)  |  Lime, large-leaved(Tilia platyphyllos)  |  Lime, small-leaved(Tilia cordata)  |  Oak, english(Quercus robur)  |  Oak, sessile(Quercus petraea)  |  Wild service tree(Sorbus torminalis)
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Tiny Forest Location:

  • Queensmead Playing Field
  • 29 Blackmore Drive
  • Leicester
  • LE3 1LY
  • United Kingdom
  • GPS: 52.632139, -1.174139
  • Leicester City Council and Queensmead Primary Academy


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