Castle Green Forest

An urban forest to mitigate pollution and bring biodiversity.

Barking and Dagenham, London, England
Miyawaki Forest
Self Sustaining
After approx. two years our SUGi Pocket Forests can be classed as self-sustaining, at which point they can be handed over to nature and left alone for complexity to naturally develop.




Square Meters


Native Species

a path and green grass
The site of Castle Green Forest in Dagenham, London, UK
saplings in a green field.
The pocket forest after 1 year growth

“The Castle Green forest is an example of bringing an urban forest right into the heart of where they are needed most. This area is heavily polluted and lacking biodiversity. The dense forest will go some way to mitigating airborne pollution and provide a peaceful haven for biodiversity to set up home and thrive among the urban sprawl.”

James Godfrey-Faussett, SUGi Forest Maker

Elder (Sambucus nigra)
Ladybird (Coccinelidae)
Dog Rose (Rosa canina)
Oak Tree (Quercurs)

“Things like this don’t normally happen around here. We really appreciate you being here.”

Local Residents

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