THE MIYAWAKI METHOD
WHAT IS THE MIYAWAKI METHOD?
Created by Japanese botanist Dr. Akira Miyawaki, the Miyawaki Method focuses on understanding the original ecosystem that existed in a specific area and attempting to bring it back. Using a Potential Natural Vegetation survey, one can obtain enough data to know what and how much to plant.
The following characteristics are what makes the Miyawaki Method so successful.
Health and resilience come from diversity. Balance is achieved when multiple native species work together to build an ecosystem.
Fungi Dominated Soils
Microorganisms are the unsung heroes of nature. Fungi allow trees to communicate and support each other to grow healthier.
High Planting density
We plant a minimum of three trees per square meter, which forces trees to grow upwards in a race to the sun.
Excellent Survival Rate
Planting for biodiversity, at a high density in a fungi dominated soil, ensures that close to 90% of the trees will live.
BENEFITS OF MIYAWAKI FORESTS
Besides the benefits of having more green in our cities, Miyawaki Forests are designed to mimic and bring back the forests of old. Thus, they create full ecosystems where biodiversity thrives.
Our forests will sequester carbon, reduce noise and air pollution, cool down our cities, beautify them and make it easier for humans to access nature.