The Miyawaki Method

After completing two pilot Miyawaki forests at our North of the Tully site, Brettacorp Inc. has teamed up with SUGi and Afforestt to continue working with this great concept.

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

1. NORTH OF THE TULLY – AUGUST 2017

Size:  100 sqm

Number of Trees: 300

Funded By:  Landcare Australia

2. NORTH OF THE TULLY II – MARCH 2018

Size: 210 sqm

Number of Trees: 868

Funded By: Brettacorp Inc.

3. BILYANA – SEPTEMBER 2019

Size: 100 sqm

Number of Trees: 380

Funded By: Sugi

4. SMITHS GAP- SEPTEMBER 2019

Size: 100 sqm

Number of Trees: 380

Funded By: Sugi

5. TULLY – MARCH 2020

Size: 200 sqm

Number of Trees: 804

Funded By: Sugi

6. CEP – AUGUST 2020

Size: 260 sqm

Number of Trees: 960

Funded By: The Community Environment Program

7. BINGIL BAY – FEBRUARY 2021

Size: 100 sqm

Number of trees: 380

Funded by: Sugi

8. GURRBUM – APRIL 2021

Size: 500 sqm

Number of trees: 2000

Funded by: Sugi

9. DINGO POCKET – JUNE 2021

Size: 400 sqm

Number of trees: 1600

Funded by: Sugi

10. GURRBUM II – APRIL 2022

Size:  700 sqm

Number of trees: 2800

Funded by: Sugi

11. CASUARINA – DECEMBER 2022

Size: 200 sqm

Number of trees: 856

Funded by: The Australian Government’s Planting Trees for The Queen’s Jubilee Program.

12. DINGO POCKET II – MARCH 2023

Size: 750 sqm

Number of Trees: 3000

Funded by: Carbon Positive

13. CARMOO – MAY 2023

Size: 50 sqm

Number of Trees: 206

Funded by: Bygreen and Roads North Films

14. EL ARISH – October 2023

Size: 250 sqm

Number of Trees: 1000

Funded by: DGB

15. EL ARISH – November 2023

Size: 420 sqm

Number of Trees: 1680

Funded by: Carbon Positive

To Learn More About SUGi And How They Are Rewilding The Planet With Miyawaki Pocket Forests Visit SUGi

Learn How To Build Miyawaki Forests Step By Step with Afforestt