The present flood situation in the country has raised the alarm against eloping forestation and thus the development of green cover has become the need of the hour. The addition of open and landscape areas in the townships are being done but this is just not enough to deal with the problem. Hence, we today let you know about Miyawaki method that is perfect to grow the urban forest. So, scroll down the post and read now:
1. What is Miyawaki Method?
This method is based on the name of Akira Miyawaki, a Japanese botanist and expert in seeds and natural forest. The growth of deciduous trees are emphasized instead of the conifers that are widely found all across the globe. The Deciduous trees shed leaves, ripe fruit and petals in the autumn season whereas the conifers have greenery all-round the year. This won’t allow growth and regeneration of plants and thus greenery gets affected.
In short, Miyawaki technique or the method is useful to grow vegetation on the barren land that is either devastated by natural calamity or is of no use. This technique is apt to grow saplings in a small land parcel and has many benefits like conservation of environment as the growth of plants without using chemicals lead to pure air. Also, the deciduous trees allow plants/trees reproduction as they shed all the features during a particular season.
2. Process to grow URBAN FOREST via Miyawaki Method
Firstly, you are required to list the plant species that fit in the area for the growth of urban forest. This is important as the plants should not get tangled with the branches of other plants once all saplings start growing. So, depending upon the area the tall and short formula should be used. For example, a tree that can grow upto a height of 30 feet should be planted next to a sapling that can grow upto a maximum height of 20 feet.
This short and tall pattern let the plants reach their determined growth without disturbing the growth of other plants. Also, this concept act as a visual treat as one can enjoy a green belt while breathing in a clean air atmosphere.
3. Construction Cost of URBAN FOREST
Many NGOs offer free sapling to conserve green cover and you can also buy the saplings from the nursery. On an average, it takes Rs. 20,000 to construct an Urban forest in the area of 600 sq.ft. Apart from this, the compost and red soil are the two main components of the Miyawaki method.
Secondly, dig a pit according to the space you wish to create urban forest and then fill the first layer with compost. Then, put on a layer of natural waste like coconut shells, plastic and more. Lastly, fill the dig with red soil and even the surface.
Thirdly, plant the saplings at similar distance while keeping their height details in mind.
Fourthly, water the saplings regularly and they will grow into trees in approximately two years.
The first two years maintenance is offered free by many professionals and after that the saplings grown on their own as they get the required care for holding roots in the soil.
Urban forest prohibits soil erosion and don’t let a flood like situation arise. Also, the green cover allows us to breathe in good quality air that is important to stay healthy.