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

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Photo courtesy of Ainthinai, Chennai
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Positioning of different tree species relative to each other is key to a Miyawaki forest’s success. Photo courtesy of SayTrees
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SayTrees project manager Shashank Sharma. Photo courtesy of SayTrees
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Miyawaki forests have been planted in close to two dozen countries around the world.
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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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