The Miyawaki Method
Miyawaki is a technique pioneered by Japanese botanist Akira Miyawaki, that helps build dense, native forests. The approach is supposed to ensure that planting matures as a climax forest faster and the resulting plantation is denser than usual conventional techniques.
The Miyawaki Technique is a unique methodology proven to work worldwide, irrespective of soil and climatic conditions. More than 3,000 forests have been successfully created worldwide using this methodology.
- More dense compared to conventional plantations.
- Better noise and dust reduction.
- Increased Carbon-dioxide absorption as compared to a monoculture plantation.
- A completely maintenance-free, wild and native forest after the first two years.
- A completely chemical and fertiliser free forest that sustains itself and supports local bio-diversity.
Roads North Film Documentary Trip
For the upcoming documentary “How to build a forest” by Roads North Film, we traveled to the Miyawaki Forest capitals of the world Japan and India. It was a great opportunity to learn more about the process, the philosophy and the implementation.
We visited the Afforestt team in Delhi and Kashipur with a visit to the Jim Corbett National Park to learn about the full process. Everything from conducting a survey to completing maintenance was discussed.
In Japan we met with Doctor Kazue Fujiwara who has worked very closely with Dr Miyawaki and the ecology of Miyawaki Forests across the world. We also visited the very first Miyawaki forest at the Oita Nippon Steel Works, Dr Miyawaki’s last forest and the memorial forest for his legacy. We also found the newest and smallest Miyawaki forest in central Tokyo where the population is the densest in Japan.
Miyawaki Forests not only thrive they support biodiversity, social and economic enterprises that benefit us all.
Ken Allen (Roads North Film), Shubhendu Sharma (Afforestt) and Brett Krause (Brettacorp Inc.)
Shinto Priest Kasuyama and Dr Kazue Fujiwara
While we wait in anticipation for “How to build a forest” to be released, you can watch “Miyawaki Man”, a short documentary that was released in March 2023 by Roads North Film.
Brettacorp Inc. Miyawaki Forests