Doughty Street’s Green Team in action!

Members of Doughty Street’s Green Team were out in force at Ickleford, Hitchin, helping to plant 4,000 trees in a new ‘micro forest’.

This Miyawaki method is aimed at planting densely-packed native species of trees over a small area which produces two main benefits: initially, it provides foliage in which wildlife, including hedgehogs can forage and shelter, while the trees, once grown will create a carbon sink in otherwise unused land. These micro forests grow more quickly, capture more carbon and attract higher biodiversity than more traditional woodland.

The project, initiated by the charity, Dream for Trees, which was set up by Ben Cooper QC has identified a number of sites in and around London for micro-forests with more tree-planting to come. New planting dates will be posted on Dream for Trees’ website:

All volunteers are welcome!

Members pictured: Ben Cooper QC, Margherita Cornaglia, Tim Cooke-Hurle, Liv Mould, Chris Sykes and Malcolm Hawkes.