Could Akira Miyawaki’s 50-year-old innovation help promote biodiversity and reduce the risk of climate change?

An innovative approach to growing forests is getting fresh attention from a world seeking to protect species and suck carbon dioxide from the air

Photo courtesy of Ainthinai, Chennai
Positioning of different tree species relative to each other is key to a Miyawaki forest’s success. Photo courtesy of SayTrees
SayTrees project manager Shashank Sharma. Photo courtesy of SayTrees
Miyawaki forests have been planted in close to two dozen countries around the world.
Schoolchildren planted two of Belgium’s first Miyawaki forests, called “Tiny Forests,” in March 2020. Photo courtesy of GoodPlanet Belgium, 2020

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