Tiny Forest taking root in Crewe

17 May 2022

We recently celebrated the official opening of Crewe’s first Tiny Forest with a science day attended by local school children.

The small woodland, which we created with Earthwatch Europe was opened by Kieran Mullan, the MP for Crewe and Nantwich, and Cllr Tom Dunlop, the Mayor of Crewe. The densely packed plot of about 600 trees and shrubs is the first to be created by a housing association.   

Helping the environment 

During the science day, year six pupils from Underwood West Academy set to work monitoring the health of the saplings. They studied the butterflies, bees and bugs, and learned how the trees will be helping the environment by storing carbon and water.  

The Tiny Forest is part of our commitment to creating greener communities. It will help local people connect with nature, act as an outdoor classroom for young people learning about the natural world and bring the community together.   

We hope many people will enjoy the forest in the years to come – whether to learn about nature, or to enjoy the view. 

Volunteers needed  

Earthwatch Europe are looking for volunteers to become tree keepers to either care for the forest or be citizen scientists who will help monitor it and collect data on how it’s benefitting the local environment.  

If you’d like to become a Tree Keeper in Crewe, email: tinyforest@earthwatch.co.uk