Glasgow to establish network of ‘wee forests’

A NETWORK of ‘wee forests’ – each approximately the size of a tennis court – are to be established across Glasgow.

Says a media announcement issued by the city’s council (here): “A Wee Forest (also known as a Tiny Forest) is made up of 600 densely-packed native trees in a space the size of a tennis court, and is capable of attracting over 500 animal and plant species within the first three years.

“It also provides rich opportunities for engaging young and old alike with the environment and sustainability.”

The announcement adds: “Together, Glasgow City Council, Earthwatch Europe [which has spearheaded the concept], NatureScot, Glasgow Science Centre, Green Action Trust and The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) Scotland are planting eight Wee Forests across the city.”

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