Miyawaki forest

  • To tackle climate change and pollution, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation ( BMC) recently started creating a Miyawaki forest at Deonar village in Govandi.
  • Miyawaki method is named after Japanese botanist Akira Miyawaki.
  • The technique involves planting two to four types of indigenous trees within every square meter.
  • Miyawaki forests grow 10x faster, are 30 x denser and contain 100x more biodiversity.
  • These trees become self-sustainable and grow to their full length within three years.
  • It helps lower temperatures in concrete heat islands, reduce air and noise pollution, attract local birds and insects, and create carbon sinks.
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