GREEN fingers were at the ready in Solihull when a ‘Tiny Forest’ was planted to celebrate the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Local residents and community groups joined forces with Severn Trent, Earthwatch Europe and Solihull Council to plant 600 trees in a Tiny Forest at Hope Coppice.
As Birmingham 2022’s official nature and carbon neutral supporter, Severn Trent is creating 72 tennis-court-sized Tiny Forests across the region, one for each of the nations and territories competing in the Games.
Hope Coppice was the final site to be planted in the West Midlands before the milestone of 72 is reached next week in Leicester.
The initiative, supported by environmental charity Earthwatch Europe, will help to deliver a lasting legacy for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games as well as boosting access to green space in urban areas, supporting environmental education and increasing regional resilience against environmental issues such as flooding, heat stress and nature loss.
The planting at Hope Coppice comes after 9,400 trees were planted across 15 acres at the site in March to form part of the 2,022-acre Commonwealth Forest, also in celebration of the Games.