We recently donated some equipment to Sandinyoureye to create some amazing art work in Dalby Forest. It's hoped that this one of a kind installation will help bring more awareness to the climate crisis.
We recently donated some equipment to Sandinyoureye to help with spraying this 300 metre wide child's eye in Dalby Forest, North York Moors National Park.
The 300-metre-wide eye will be planted with 5,000 Beech, Alder and Maple trees in the shape of a child’s eye marked out on an existing clearing in the forest. The Forest Eye is being created to focus attention on climate change and show the important role of resilient forests in tackling it, as well as highlight children’s ideas for a flourishing future natural environment.
The feature will be visible from the air in six years as the trees grow and mature. It will be a carefully managed and internal past of Dalby Forest. The forest covers more than 3,500 hectares in the North York Moors National Park and welcomes 450,000-day visits each year. The forest eye will engage visitors and spark conversation as it changes and grows, at a time when people are feeling the urgent crises of climate change and biodiversity loss.
The broadleaf tree species of beech, alder and maple which will create the eye shape have been carefully selected to grow well in the soils on the site and are expected to thrive as the climate changes. Once established, the forest eye will grow alongside the mixed broadleaf and conifer trees of the Dalby Forest landscape providing habitat for wildlife including bats, birds and small mammals, as well as capturing carbon, improving air quality and offering a beautiful place for people to explore and connect with the natural world.
Spray Plant UK have also donated equipment for another similar project called 'Forest of Humanity'. This will be a portrait of a young girl on the same scale, measuring 200m across.
We are so happy we could be part of such an amazing project. We're always willing to donate equipment for causes we believe in. If you need to borrow equipment for any similar projects please don't hesitate to get in touch using our contact form.