In these times when all conscientious individuals, organizations and governments are thinking of effective ways to fight climate change, the Miyawaki Model urban micro forest presents itself as the most successful game-changer. One of its greatest advantages is that it empowers even those who have little time or space to spare to contribute towards mitigating climate change. This single aspect itself makes the Miyawaki forest a hugely viable and widely accepted model, across countries and continents with varying climates and cultures. It can fit into school playgrounds, road sides or vacant spaces near dwelling places, and simulate a natural forest within a very short span of time.
Prof. Akira Miyawaki, the internationally renowned Japanese botanist, developed this model, after he noticed that in Chinju-no-mori, or sacred groves of Japan, natural forests came up at a steady pace. This made him deduce that indigenous species flourished wherever human interference was not allowed. It was this discovery that eventually led the way to the Miyawaki Model of Afforestation that focuses on promoting Potential Natural Vegetation. Besides simulating forests, the Miyawaki method can also be used for creating arboretums, herbal forests, flower forests, fruit forests, vegetable forests, etc. This method has proven that the growth of plants is faster, and time they take to produce yield is much less.