The Plastic Tree


This sculpture was created by local artists from Friends of the Earth New Forest. It is made entirely from waste plastic which cannot be recycled, and it celebrates Plastic Free July.

Local children have been invited to design and create loops that illustrate the clash between nature and plastic.

As this is an ongoing project we invite you to join the loop. Feel free to create and hang your own ‘plastic trash clash’ loop on this tree.

The inspiration for this project arose from a conversation between Patrick Fairweather and Gill Hickman of Sussed in the Forest, following her hugely successful children’s art competition during 2018 the results of which were displayed at The New Forest show The New Forest Centre Lyndhurst, the CET Beaulieu. Its ultimate destination was Parliament.

Patrick Fairweather is pleased to support this as part of a range of initiatives to reduce plastics in the gardening industry.  Currently Fairweather’s have introduces taupe pots that are recognised in Council plastic sorting facilities.  Stopped producing plastic bags and boot liners and there are no plastic straws!