As the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Official Nature and Carbon Neutral Supporter, Severn Trent has created 72 Tiny Forests in urban areas across the West Midlands, helping Birmimgham 2022 to leave a lasting legacy.
Come and see our Tiny Forests, which will become a nature-rich accessible green space and inspiring outdoor classroom for people to reconnect with nature. Each Tiny Forest links to one of the nations and territories competing at the Games. The Tiny Forests in Lichfield District are named after a bird from its linked nation. Our Tiny Forests are:
- Yellow Frigate Bird Forest (Kiribati) - Eastern Avenue / Curborough Road
- Turtle Dove Forest (British Virgin Islands) - Mesnes Green/ Cherry Orchard
- Rhinoceros Hornbill Forest (Malaysia) - St Michaels Road
- Swallow Tail Humming Bird Forest (Jamaica) - Burntwood Park
- Common Loon Forest (Cameroon) - Redwood Park
The benefits of a Tiny Forest:
- They provide vital access to quality green space in urban areas for people to connect with nature.
- Opportunity for local communities to come together and take positive environmental action.
- The creation of nature-rich habitat patches to support urban wildlife.
- Increasing regional resilience against environmental issues such as flooding, heat stress and nature loss.
- A resource for teachers and educators to support outdoor learning.
- The chance to contribute to a scientific research project to better understand the environmental and social benefits over time.
For more information about Lichfield District’s Tiny Forests or to enquire about supporting one of the Tiny Forest sites as a volunteer please contact our Parks Team.