Useful documents to plant a forest

Everyone can plant a miniforest!

Everyone can restore the ecosystem around them.

Akira Miyawaki's plantation method is accessible to anyone. Since early development of his experimentations, Prof. Miyawaki never stopped fostering people in planting little to large tree ecosystems.

"But one way we can contribute to reducing environmental ills and assuring our future is to plant more trees. That is something each of us can do, anywhere, starting right now."

— Akira Miyawaki, Elgene O Box, The Healing Power of Forests

We are simple citizens who experimented the method, and we are helping other people who want to experiment their own, sharing what we learn all together. Cooperation and sharing are likely the only way to face the challenges of present and next future.

Learning about the Miyawaki method

  • The ecological succession: this is also an important concept to get, to understand why Miyawaki forests are so dense and count so many different local species. While planting we aim at reproducing the species composition existing at the final growth evolution of a forest, this being a key factor for gaining time on the site restoration process.

Launching a project of natural restoration

The most important is getting started! You can set up a plantation project in many ways, according to your feelings, but of course there are some practice that can help you.

  • The 5 key steps to create a participative plantation: a story board to start a new plantation project. It's just a proven good pathway, many of you already did differently, but it can give you a solid idea!
  • An exemple of budget for a dense plantation of 100 sq. meters: costs elements to cover are listed here, of course you should actualise prices with the ones of your current location.
  • Technical details of a plantation (in french): how to identify a good terrain identifier, the indigenous species, and many other details to be addressed.
  • An exemple of hill: for optimizing water retention and sunlight management, Prof. Miyawaki team recommend to setup a little hill. This is an exemple of what we did for a forest project in the Paris ringroad employing reused soil of public works thereby. This step, while not mandatory, enhence the green barrier effect you may want to achieve in planting next to an highway, and it's also a good technique to drain water in excess on the plantation sides.

Let's create a strong network of planters!

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