Rewinder Magazine

Mini forests reforest cities

Los minibosques reforestan las ciudades

It is already indisputable that one of the ways to increase biodiversity is reforestation. Not only in the traditional places but also in the city. For this reason, more and more countries are planting trees as a way to improve the environment and the health of those who live there. We are convinced of this and that is why we are going to explain to you who has made it possible for the mini-forests to reach the city and how they have done it.

The promoter of this movement is the Japanese botanist, Akira Miyawaki, who has brought to Europe a philosophy that he has already established in some Asian countries.

One of the premises from which this botanist starts is that people need forests to the same extent as other species, which is why it is necessary to reforest our cities as soon as possible. And it does so with volunteers who plant suitable trees for each area where there is an open space, even if it is not much larger than a swimming pool.

The peculiarity is that Miyazaki forests grow 10 times faster and become 30 times denser and 100 times more biodiverse than those planted by conventional methods.

Why this growth? Because some are planted close to everyone and the species used are native ones, of various heights to achieve several layers, which means that they can store 40 times more carbon than plantations of a single species.

In Europe we can find them in the Netherlands, France and Belgium. Who are encouraged?

For now, we continue to turn each purchase of our brand into a tree. For now, we have started with the threatened areas of the planet.

The Rewinder Forest, as we define it, has about 35 species of plants and trees – from baobabs to cocoa through some threatened specimens such as Swietenia macriphylla – belonging to eight international projects that work in regions with devastated ecosystems in Africa, Latin America and Asia. Because it is necessary to create sustainable forestry and agroforestry projects that meet quality standards and best practices to ensure that more trees are planted than cut.

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