Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Micro Forests

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Sustainability, Nature, Wildlife, Climate Change, Global Change

Ed Hessler

The very tiny forest movement--not sure it is a full-throttled movement yet but seems it might heading that way--is comprised of forests grown from native seeds on small holdings in cities, usually on degraded soils that average about the size of a tennis court. They take all kinds of shapes.

What's the point of such small forests?

A short (3m 01s) BBC News/Stories film gives us a fittingly short overview and the point. 

Nothing is said upon mention of the Miyawaki forest restoration method which is briefly explained here. It includes several stills of such forests, including one planted by Professor Miyawaki and his students a decade ago. It can be thought of as an ecological engineering project.

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