The Forest for Change challenge
The Scotscape Groundscape team had just 7 days to install 'The Forest for Change' which sits at the heart of the 2021 London Design Biennale.
Their mission was to install 400 native trees of varying dimensions and woodland shrubs to bring to life the plans drawn up by Artistic Director Es Devlin in collaboration with Philip Jaffa of Scape Design Associates. The forest needed to host members of the public visiting the London Design Biennale to deliver a genuine sense of walking through a woodland and to feel the benefits of nature in the heart of the city.
Trees for the Forest were source from Barcham Trees who supported tree selection throughout the design process.
6mm membrane to protect the existing paving at Somerset House
ZinCo grid system for hard standing and drainage
Trees were then put into position according to the plan
Trees were anchored with ratchet straps
All paths were laid with cork
Shrub planting from Quercus Nursery and bark completed the woodland feel.
Final Homes for trees & plants
Re-homing of the plants
Shrubs are being donated to Greenfingers charity - Scotscape Groundscape's nominated charity for 2021.
We look forward to sharing images of the trees and plants final homes!