We already planted
Miyawaki forests do not require a huge amount of space; it can be planted almost anywhere in sites as small as 3 m2.
Even at this size, they fast become a habitat for countless species and offer multiple ecosystem services all at once
Miyawaki forests are:
– maintenance-free after 2-3 years,
– grow 10 x faster,
– are 30 x denser,
– contain 100x more biodiversity and
– absorb 16x more carbon than conventional forests, which makes them the most efficient option for cities looking to adapt to environmental problems quickly.
The Miyawaki method mimics the way a forest would recolonise itself if humans stepped away.
Only native species that would occur naturally in that area without humans, given the specific climate condition, are planted.