Creating a holistic biodiversity hub in urbanised Glasgow.
Broomfield Forest will bring nature closer for Glasgow’s urban dwellers. Located in a park directly opposite Balornock Primary school, the area is a community hub that contains many sports pitches. While relatively green, the area lacks abundant wildlife and ecological richness. It has been overlooked in regards to tree-planting initiatives in recent years. Broomfield Forest will create a dense native forest, restoring a pocket of land where flora and fauna can thrive and human health flourish.
The forest will support the learning and wellbeing of Balornock Primary students, whose two acre grounds comprise mainly of hard paving without any trees or plants. Developing the awareness for these youth will help build a culture of appreciation for the natural world and their vital place within it.
Forest Report: 1 Year
Survival Rate: 85%
Average of Tallest 3 Trees: 150cm
Forest Report: Planting
“Parks lack havens for biodiversity to flourish and the forest will go some way to addressing this imbalance. The shape is reminiscent of the cross of the Celts and incorporates a sense of the magic bringing Celtic heritage to the area.”
— James Godfrey-Faussett, Lead Forest Maker SUGi
The forest design is based on the shape of the Celtic cross. Creating a meeting area at the centre of the forest. Once fully grown the centre will give the impression of a open meadow surrounded by a native Scottish forest.