Camden Forest is our project to tackle the climate and ecological emergency by planting 2025 trees around the borough by the year 2025. Since the project started, over 1,000 trees have been planted. Click on the map to see the locations of the trees. Camden Forest, along with the Camden BeeLine, are two of the Think & Do projects aimed at tackling the climate and ecological crisis. For the year 2021/22, the project is focusing on three areas:
Tree whip giveaways
To-date we have given away over 1,000 two-year-old tree ‘whips’ at farmers’ markets, schools, on high-streets, a mosque, or delivered by bike by our group of Recyclists, during lockdown. The trees were provided free of charge by TCV, The Conservation Volunteers. To see how our forest has taken root across the borough click on the map.
For the winter 21/22 season we plan to give out another 500 tree whips thanks to sponsorship from the KOKO Foundation. We will be hosting 10 giveaways across the borough. See the Tree Planting page for details of the trees, and for a leaflet on tree planting and maintenance.
Dates of the Tree Giveaways
Here are the dates for December and January. Further events are being planned for February and March. If you have received a tree, please scan the QR code to add the tree to the map.
To be confirmed.
|29/1/2022||Tree giveaway as part of the Camden Forest ‘Celtic Fire Festival: |
To be confirmed.
We will also be giving out free fruit trees to schools. If you work with a school and would like a free fruit tree, get in touch using the contact form.
In the news
The Camden New Journal had an article about the Camden Forest project in their issue on 7th January.
Read the full article.
The Camden Forest team are also launching a new project for the winter 21/22 season, in which we hope to plant larger trees in two estates around the borough, supported by the KOKO Foundation. Teenagers living on the estates will be paid to water the trees and look after them.
The Camden Forest-tellers is a new part of the Camden Forest in 2021, embracing seasonal change and telling stories and folklore of trees – our allies in the landscape: our allies in the fight against the climate and ecological emergency.
Camden Forest 2025 is a Think & Do Project.