Dagenham, London, UK
Forest of Thanks
A symbol of resilience, hope, and healing for the local community.
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.
Forest Maker James Godfrey-Faussett
“The Leaders of the Borough of Barking & Dagenham, TCV 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.”
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.
Miyawaki Forest Native
- Oak, english Quercus robur - 3200 (quantity).
- Oak, sessile Quercus petraea - 3200
- Cherry, wild Prunus avium - 1300
- Beech, common Fagus sylvatica - 600
- Lime, larged leaved Tilia cordata - 1000
- Birch, downy Betula pubescens - 2200
- Wild service tree Sorbus torminalis - 600
- Birch, silver Betula pendula - 2600
- Cherry, bird Prunus padus - 1300
Sub Tree Layer:
- Hazel Corylus avellana - 1600
- Dogwood Cornus sanguinea - 1300
- Maple, field Acer campestre - 1300
- Willow, goat Salix caprea - 600
- Hornbeam Carpinus betulus - 1000
- Apple, crab Malus sylvestris - 600
- Spindle Euonymus europaea - 600
- Holly Ilex aquifolium - 1000
- Whitebeam Sorbus aria - 600
- Elder Sambucus nigra - 1000
- Box, common Buxus sempervirens - 600
- Juniper Juniperus communis - 2200
- Shrubs Blackthorn Prunus spinose - 1600
- Shrubs Wayfaring tree Viburnum lantana - 1000
- Shrubs Guelder, rose Viburnum opulus - 1000