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Planting Tiny Forests to Address Climate Change

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Miniature urban forests planted using a method invented by a Japanese botanist in the 1970s are growing in popularity.

Dense copses bursting with biodiversity can thrive in areas the size of a tennis court. Known as 'Miyawaki' forests, the trees grow more quickly and absorb more CO2 than plantations grown for timber.

How much space do you think you need to grow a forest? Bigger than a couple of tennis courts? Well, miniature forests are springing up on patches of land in urban areas around the world, often planted by local community groups using a method inspired by Japanese temples. 

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By angus-m-robinson

15 August 2020



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