What is a Miyawaki pocket forest?
Ideal for urban environments, pocket forests created using the Miyawaki method are dense, biodiverse, and thrive on small sites. These forests enhance local health, reduce urban temperatures, and mitigate climate change impacts.
Advantages of native forests grown with the Miyawaki method include:
- Usually the size of a small tennis court, however, can be planted in a space as small as 3m2;
- High density plantings of approximately 3-5 plants per square meter, with a selection of 30 or more species that are endemic to the area.
- Mature up to 10 times faster than traditional reforestation methods;
- These high density plantings offer greater potential for carbon sequestration per square meter than a traditional forest;
- Foster up to 18 times greater biodiversity levels than traditional planting methods;
- Require no maintenance after their first two to three years.
Learn more about the benefits of Miyawaki pockets forests here.