Tiny Forests, Big Impacts
Based on the methods of Japanese botanist Akira Miyawaki, and refined by Indian engineer Shubhendu Sharma, Tiny Forests are a small-scale regeneration method with a big impact. By densely planting a mix of native species at four different levels (shrubs, sub-tree, tree and tall canopy) tiny forests can grow 10 times faster than lineal, single species forests and provide 100 times greater biodiversity. Since 2015, when the Netherlands established their first Tiny Forest, there are now over 100 in existence. With the Tiny Forest and Miyawaki movements picking up all over the world.