HOW DID THE FOREST BEGIN ITS GROWTH?
The idea of the Children’s Forest originated with Trillion Trees and a relationship was formed with Whiteman Park where the first stage of Whiteman’s Park Children’s Forest was planted in 2001. Each year another section of the park is planted which has resulted in a signifcant number of trees and understory being planted in this magical place.
WHAT WILL YOU FIND IN THIS WONDERFUL FOREST?
As you follow the pathways through the Forest you will notice indicator arrows that provide clues as to the surprises that await you at every turn.
These include giant marching ants, colourful birds perched high in tree branches and a life-size wedge-tailed eagle’s nest made from steel.
The Forest is located off a bitumen walk/bike path, mid-way between Whiteman Park Village and Mussel Pool. It’s just a ten minute (500 metre) stroll from either area.
In time it is hoped that the Children’s Forest will be a place where children can come to learn about the importance and beauty of trees and the natural environment as they watch their forest grow and flourish as they do.