Nature contributes greatly to maintainng the health and hapiness of individuals. Unfortunately, fewer and fewer green spaces are emerging, given the strong urbanization that our planet is experiencing. But making our common living spaces greener, even in urban areas, is still possible, thanks to "Tiny Forests". A "Tiny Forest" is a dense, fast-growing native forest (10 years, as opposed to a century normally) that is about the size of a tennis court. Besides being pleaseant for humans, a "Tiny Forest" is very attractive for several animal species, such as butterflies, birds, bees and small mammals. 


Supported Project

In 2023-2024, the L'OCCITANE Foundation is supporting GoodPlanet benelux's "Tiny Forest" project, which aims to plant 600 trees and shrubs over 200m2, and thus create a Tiny Forest.

The Miyawaki method that is used (deep soil opreparation, dense plantin, designated selection of 25 species of native canopy species, ...) allows much master groxth and higher biodiversity in a few years compared to he projects of conventional reforestation. The trees and bushes added opportunities for other plants (grasses) to grow, which again attracted insects and other small animals. The Tiny Forest provides food, shelter and breeding habitat for dozens of animals and could serve as a stepping stone between other larger nature reserves.

There are 3 stages in the creation of a Tiny Forest: design, planting and use (exploring nature). A Tiny Forest is an excellent outdoor classroom that can be used by schools for nature eductaion and awareness. thus, schools located neer the planting site will have the opportunity to work on its design and implementation. Schoolchildren will engage as "Tiny Forest Rangers" and will regularly visit the Tyny Forest to measure trees and count species. 

Some Figures


Budget 12,500 euros

Goal 200m² hectares regenerated

Goal 600 planted trees