An urban forest encompasses the trees and shrubs in an urban area,1 including trees in yards, along streets and utility corridors, in protected areas, and in watersheds. This includes individual trees, street trees, green spaces with trees, and even the associated vegetation 2 and the soil beneath the trees.
The Miyawaki forestation method is a unique way to create an urban forest and is pioneered by Japanese botanist Akira Miyawaki. ... In the Miyawaki technique, various native species of plants are planted close to each other so that the greens receive sunlight only from the top and grow upwards than sideways.
This method involves planting three to four saplings per square meter, using native varieties adapted to local conditions. A wide variety of species – ideally 30 or more – are planted to recreate layers of a natural forest. ... “Miyawaki forests grow in two to three years and are self-sustaining, like how a forest is. American forests