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, 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.”
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.