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Danehy Park Forest

A forest on a former landfill in Cambridge.

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
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 Feet


Native Species

2 Years
2 Years

“This first Miyawaki Forest for the Cambridge community is an important local example of the ecosystem restoration. We hope to bring the benefits of nature closer to more schools, parks and hot spots in the city to make neighborhoods more resilient.”

Paula Phipps, Associate Director Biodiversity for a Livable Climate

Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)
Cricket (Grylloidea) on Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum)
Earthworm (Oligochaeta)
Forest floor mushrooms
BlackSaddlebagsDragonfly (Tramea lacerata)
Birds Nest Fungi (Nidulariaceae)

“I’m thrilled to be creating a Miyawaki forest for the Cambridge community to experience and learn about native plants. Nurturing an awareness of native plants can build a brighter future and sense of inclusiveness as one realizes that diversity is critical for a healthy ecosystem.”

Ethan Bryson, SUGi Forest Maker

Volunteers work to plant thirty-two native species of plants on four hundred sq m of land.

Other Forests Nearby