Tiny "Miyawaki" forests are like a miracle – they can be planted on less than 1 square meter of land and grow 10 times faster than natural growth forests!
The secret is their specially designed mix of native tree species that compete for sunlight in a small space, pushing them to grow taller, faster. That means they absorb much more carbon and shelter more diverse wildlife.
It’s like a fast-tracked solution for reforestation and fighting carbon emissions at the same time. And it can all be done for less than $2 a tree.
Local groups are working to plant these tiny forests in cities around the world, from India to Jordan to France to the Netherlands, working with experts to determine the exact right mix of trees needed. Now they need the help of SumOfUs members to multiply their efforts, and if enough people donate, we can plant tens of thousands of trees this year.
Can you chip in to help plant these tiny revolutionary forests in urban areas worldwide?
National Geographic. 22 June 2021.
The Guardian. 13 June 2020.