Let's restore the native forests, together!

Boomforest promotes the creation of native forests without maintenance, in every terrain and also in urban zones. We stimulate the reforestation process using the Miyawaki plantation method. Those forests grow very fast (till 1 metre per year), are 30 times denser and contain a biodiversity 100 times greater with respect to classic afforestation methods. Moreover, they provide a positive social impact. These mini-forests can be easily planted everywhere in any kind of soil, being founded on the selection of specific local seeds, e.g. on residential zones, criss-cross squares, school buildings, enterprise and factory yards, river bords or marine coasts.


With respect to a classic wood, a Miyawaki forest is:

30 times denser

The density is 30 times higher to that obtained by a classic vegetalisation, this playing an effective role against air and water pollution, beside a noise and visual barrier.

100 times richer

Biodiversity is 100 times more important than a classic wood. Local vegetation is selected tiwh a minimum of 60 species.

10 times faster

Development is 10 times faster, around 1 metre per year tall. After 2 or 3 years, there's no more need of human maintenance, the forest grows self-sustained.

Mesurable

Soil humidity and temperature and environmental pollutants (NOx, CO, CO2, PM10) are sampled and monitored and the effective local impact of the forest is measured.

Boomforest #1: Paris
Plantation of the open source forest

As Paris is in need of more quality vegetation throughout the city, the Boomforest team decided to apply an effective reforestation method from the japanese botanist Prof. Akira Miyawaki. This resulted in a real forest in the city! Thanks to the Budget Participatif grant from the municipality of Paris 2016 edition it was possible to find the budget to create the forest and obtain the permission to do it in a portion next of the Boulevard Péripherique ring road.

Address: 58 Avenue du Professeur André Lemierre, 75020 Paris
Location: 48.8585329, 2.4147004

Boomforest Paris
Creation date: 21st of March 2018
Surface: 400 sq. metres
1200 little saplings
250 cube metres of soil
6 quintal of straw
360 pegs
1200 metres of rope
40 people participated to the inauguration activities

Boomforest #2: Roma

Next to Bosco Temporaneo San Lorenzo, the zone called EX-DOGANA in Rome, we will plant another mini forest with the Miyawaki method in next November. Organization works have been launched, in collaboration with the Architecture & Gardens team of La Sapienza University. Follow the news in the social networks.

Boomforest Paris
Creation date: 21st of March 2018
Surface: 400 sq. metres
1200 little saplings
250 cube metres of soil
6 quintal of straw
360 pegs
1200 metres of rope
40 people participated to the inauguration activities

Miyawaki method

Miyawaki observed the trees which traditionally grew around temples, shrines, and cemeteries in Japan were native species, relics of the primary forest and at the same time he calculated that only 0.06% of contemporary Japanese forests were indigenous forests. Contemporary forests, created according to forestry principles, are not in his view the most resilient nor the best suited vegetation for the geobioclimatic conditions in Japan, neither are they the most suited to address climate change. >> More here

Native species study and selection

Soil preparation and sapling treatment before plantation

Community involvement and plantation

Watering

After 9 months

After 10 years

The team

Boomforest is run by Enrico Fusto, Damien Saraceni, Andrea Battaggia, Thomas Agnoli, Pierre Rey, Nishino Fumitaka, Vania Ferrari, Rachele Rosin and many other incredible volunteers!

Enrico Fusto

Damien Saraceni

Vania Ferrari

Nishino Fumitaka

Andrea Battaggia

Thomas Agnoli

Create a natural forest in your neighborhood!

Create a new forest

Feel free to fill in this form to make a first estimation of the budget you need to make a Miyawaki forest, the authentic way. Estimation is made using three fundamental parameters: ground surface (to have a measure of the amount of terrain and needed workers), latitude (to tune the number of plants per square meter, the more we approach Equator, the more saplings we can plant). To this, a complete study to identify native species of your zone is added, and, moreover a full training and the basic maintenance for three years.

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Join the Boomforest association and its network and start plant!

You can join the Boomforest network both as a volunteer, an association sharing the same values and affinity, as long as a business, a foundation or charity organization. You will be always in touch with what is going on: new forest projects and the monitoring of current ones.

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Contact us for informations.

Do you want to know more about the Miyawaki method, how it works and all the rest? Or maybe you want to organize a training class in your school, association or enterprise. For any information you need, write us on the form below!

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Boomforest promotes the creation of little and big native forests with the local commmunities