SUGi
UK

Dagenham, London, UK

Forest of Thanks

A symbol of resilience, hope, and healing for the local community.

Miyawaki Method
Land Forest
Habitat
Urban

SUGi is partnering with the Borough of Barking & Dagenham which has been designated as a national priority for urban regeneration; to build the largest Miyawaki Forest in the UK!

An ambitious coalition of civic and community leaders has come together to support the creation of a Forest of Thanks for all the front liners and regular citizens fighting COVID-19.

This visible affirmation and enduring legacy is to be planted in Parsloes Park, Dagenham in the fall of 2020.

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33,000

trees

11,000

square meters

24

native species

“The Leaders of the Borough of Barking & Dagenham, TCV, NatWest and SUGi have come together to create the largest Miyawaki Forest in the UK as a symbol of resilience, hope, and healing for the local community and the UK as a whole. It’s a very special moment for all of us.”

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Forest Design

We choose the leaf of an Oak tree (Quercus Robur) as the design for the forest. The Oak tree is a symbol of strength, morale, resistance and knowledge.

Oak trees support a complex ecosystem with many species, including humans.


illustration of Forest of Thanks

Forest Report — 30/11/2020

Drone shot from Forest of Thanks

"We are so honored to work with the Barking & Dagenham council to create the largest Miyawaki forest in the UK and Europe! Special thanks to Gareth for his vision and trust. Let's keep building a biodiverse world."

The team at the Forest of Thanks

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